Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wishcasting Wednesday ~ Money Wishes

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

This week's Wish Prompt ~ What's Your Money Wish?

Want, when, worry. Imagine a hidden civilization with no words in their language for these words ~ want, when, worry. Interesting. A people with no desire to accumulate. A people with little roots. A nomadic people that spend 6 months of the year in their handcrafted boats. How do these people value each other, I wonder? Not by their depths of accumulation. And what, then, does this say about money? It says, to me, that money has become far more than a means of exchange in our modern society. Its become a symbol of power, and the measuring-stick by which we measure others.


Think of it. What's the first question people typically ask, when meeting someone for the first time? What do you do for a living? Which really means the following. How much money do you earn? Why do we want to know this? Does it assist us in sizing up the person that we've just met? Do we rank people, according to the amount of money they have in their coffers? How sad. Because he who dies with the most toys, still dies.


I wish for a more inclusive society, with respect to money. I wish for a day when all people have what they need, not necessarily what they want, to live life. I wish for a day when I no longer have to juxtapose in my head the fact that in Canada's richest city, a poor and homeless chap called Richard lives at the corner of Hastings and Main, possessing not much more than a hammer with which to defend himself. I wish for a day when people no longer confuse financial wealth with life fulfillment.


I wish .... what's your money wish?


Photo: I took this one in Dorset, UK, last year ~ when it comes to money we all seem like sheep, don't we?

14 comments:

Genie Sea said...

As Tinkerbell wishes, so I wish also!

InDEED! Awesome and eloquent post! :)

Jamie said...

As Tinkerbell wishes for herself, so I wish also.

Thank you for the invitation to visit a world without want, when or worry.

Lissa said...

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world that would be.

As Tinkerbell wishes, so I wish also!

Lori-Lyn said...

As Tinkerbell wishes for herself, so I wish also.
Thank you.

myrope said...

As Tinkerbell wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.
in some aboriginal language, i was told there is no word for thankyou. not because they are not grateful, but because everyone is given just what they are entitled to, just what they need.

Judi said...

As Tinkerbell wishes for herself, so I also wish.

Your world sounds good - and Richard would have no need to use his hammer for defense - he could build.

Tabitha in Bliss said...

As Tinkerbell wishes, so I wish also!
I enjoyed visiting your blog and shall return. :)

Sarah said...

As Tinkerbell wishes, so I wish also!
Wonderful post!!!!! Sarah

KnittingJourneyman said...

As you wish for yourself, so I wish also......

sema said...

As Tinkerbell wishes for herself, so I wish also.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

As Tinkerbell wishes for herself, so I wish also.

Beautiful wish!

Tiara said...

As Tinkerbell wishes, so I wish also!

I totally agree with you on the defining yourself by your job thing. What a narrow way to define people! We are so much more than our jobs.

Peaceole said...

As Tinkerbell wishes for herself, so I wish also.

Pamela said...

As Tinkerbell wishes, so I wish also.

Thank you for the fresh perspective and wise words. Wonderful wish!