Thursday, 31 January 2013
04:50:32 PM (GMT)
In today's world, we put value on almost everything.
Certain brands of clothing are considered more valuable than others, despite similar
materials and craftsmanship.
Vehicles to take us where we need to go cost thousands of dollars, not to mention the
fuel we need to get them going.
A roof over our head will set us back hundreds of dollars per month and in most cases
more than several years' salary.
Getting the education and training we need to find a job that we are good at will put
us in debt up to our eyeballs.
Even getting enough food and water to simply survive will eat away at our savings,
and if we wanted to hunt and grow our own food: well, you will need to pay to get a
permit or license.
You want to start a business? Perhaps crafting things you love or selling a service
you are good at? I sure hope you have a large amount of cash to get started, or a
very steady paycheck to be eligible for a start-up loan.
Our society sure knows how to put a price on everything, but what about the free
things in life?
Not much comes to mind, other than a pleasant walk or a friendly embrace.
Even to find the joy in life, we will need to shell out at least a few bucks to enjoy
You would assume that you couldn't put a price on emotions, right?
Things like: happiness, love and excitement.
That may be true in many instances, but say you have been with the love of your life
for five years and want to get married.
That'll be $34.99...
We spend so much time worrying whether or not we can afford things: Can we see a
movie? Could we go on vacation for a few days? Are we going to be able to feed our
families this week?
We often forget the importance of our own well-being.
It doesn't matter if the price of gas is $.89 or $4.89, the feeling we get from being
loved is priceless.
No one can charge you for giving your loved one a hug or kiss, and sharing intimate
thoughts and feelings.
No one can take a toll for every smile you wear on your face.
It does seem, however, that even the essentials for survival have a somewhat hefty
Something needs to change.
There needs to be a place where people can go to barter and trade.
Everyone chips in, and everyone shares the rewards.
Without the constant pressure to have more digits in the bank account, that time can
be spent enjoying what really matters in life:
The things we can't put a price on.
Last edited: 31 January 2013