Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Summarized in one word it would be..
An economy, both on a micro and macro level, can only function and ultimately grow this way; through calamity and/or chaos
For example let us say there was no more physical distress i.e. illness.. Everyone live healthy lives no matter their weight or what was ingested then like clockwork at 100 yrs old, one simply dies...
The entire medical industry including health insurance and tens upon tens of millions of jobs who work in this field go 'Poof!'
The entire legal field is also predicated upon distress and desire for profitable resolution and/or spite... More millions of well paying jobs disappear..
If there was no more financial distress on an individual level and everyone could pay their bills on time and make enough to have a good life and still have some savings left over...
No need for people to take on debt means the financial/banking industry is killed..
Home equity loans ultimately would be unnecessary.. Mortgages and auto loans taken out at smaller principle since people would possess the savings to put larger down payments..
Less profit.. smaller interest.. death of banks..
On a more macro level, if there wasn't distress based on fear of armed conflict, the entire military industrial apparatus would collapse upon itself..
Contentment does not ever stimulate an economy..
If you're content with your body shape and weight and like you for who you are, then how can the entire diet/fitness industry survive? And all those women's magazines that push one body type as acceptable.. How could any stay in business in current form..
And why buy new clothes and cosmetics and manicures and pedicures?
Airlines.. hotels.. restaurants.. attractions.. How could they stay in business?
If people were content with local free TV how could the cable and satellite TV businesses survive?
And endless example upon example..
Distress keeps economies running.. Contentment stifles them.
If people stopped wanting 'Better', 'Bigger', 'Stronger', 'Faster' and 'New & Improved', the retail economy would collapse into a heap..
That is why political parties play upon fear and lean so heavily on hot-button social agenda issues during an election. People do not go out on a cold dreary Tuesday in November to vote when content and happy..
Why are most wars started? Nations are not content with their geographic borders or natural resource limitations or not content to just live peaceably
The more contented and at peace you are inside with your life, the more precious money you will ultimately save
And the more distressed and discontented, the more you will shop and spend and get further into debt (The 'Shopping as "Therapy"' Syndrome)
If you ever wanted to rebel against the System and the corporate 'Man' in a peaceful, legal non-conformist way, simply be content with who you are and where you are.
They can only exploit and profit off you when you're distressed.
Posted by Susquehanna at Tuesday, June 03, 2014