A world without money: Is it possible?

Some people will tell you that money is not everything, you can’t buy happiness with money, money is the root of all evil, money will never be bigger than family, money is this, money is that, but if money is that invaluable and bad, why is it the only medium of exchange accepted by the entire world? And why is it the only language most people seem to understand properly? No matter what you consider, money will always win the debate—money is what runs the world. But I’m not here to take the side of money, I’m against it. This post is related to a post I made a few weeks ago about the trap money has gotten us into, if you haven’t read that article, click here.

In this post I’m going to share an idea to eliminate the concept of money and create a new world of oneness where no one will be under anyone or under any kind of pressure in order to be a respected individual of the society. In this new world, everyone will be able to live their lives in whatever the way they feel like.

STEPS TO CREATE A WORLD OF ONENESS WITH ELIMINATION OF MONEY

Step 01 – Reject the concept of money: The first step that we need to take toward this new world is rejection of the concept of money. Money is just some pieces of paper that have value because we’ve given them the value, if we can give them the value, we can take it back too.

Step 02 – Put humanity first: After rejecting the concept of money, we would need a replacement of money in order to carry on with the exchanges, but, what if we don’t make any replacement? For the second step, all we need to understand is that we all are human beings and we all are in this together, and we have to live on with our lives together, so why not make humanity the drive instead of money?

Step 03 – Build customary systems: In the third step, every village, town, city, maybe an entire country needs to come up with a system that will allow the people who want to contribute to the society do what they want to do, i.e., if someone learned science and want to do some research for the betterment of the world, they’d be allowed to do so at their own leisure, if someone wants to work in a factory to produce goods that can be used by others, they’d be allowed to do so at their own will, if someone wants to help people get the goods they’d have the goods stored in some stores in reach of the people, if someone is a musician or some artist then they won’t be pressurised to study the things that they don’t care about, instead, they’d be allowed to pursue their passion no questions asked.

In this system, nobody will own anything and nobody will be under anyone, the individuals will decide in what ways they want to contribute to the society. And everything that we have created or will create, will be available to anyone who needs them—goods will be made and given away for nothing. There will be no wastage of resources because there will be no production of unnecessary products that are created in our current world for the sake of making money only. In the new world, only the things that matter will be produced, and when someone is unable to do their duty, they would be replaced by someone who would be willing to take the place, not for money, but to serve humanity. In this world, even if someone who doesn’t want to do a thing will be accepted positively. Kids from an early age will be taught to learn and think, not to run a race they can’t even comprehend, this will help them to figure themselves and the world out.

Our current world is controlled by money because of the insecurities that we people have. We think we can’t be a man of value without money, we think we won’t be respected without money, we think we’d have no power without money, we think we won’t be able to help anyone without money, we think we need all the money in the world to make the best of our lives, and all these insecurities give birth to a war for more and more possession of money, which in the end, sways us way further from humanity. Instead of giving so much value to an imaginary system, if we can connect to our roots that make us human, we would be able to create a better and a peaceful world. It will take time, it sure won’t be easy, but if we can actually eliminate this evil, we will be able to live our lives to the fullest for real.

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105 thoughts on “A world without money: Is it possible?

    1. i enjoy the power of your commendation on world without money. It is a great article that need to be publish in the media. I will return back at my leisure time to discuss more on this topic. It is not a topic that can be easily push aside. Be expecting me on this topic. I will get back to you.

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  1. Hello Rashid. Huda, It’s a very good concept and fabulous thoughts on it.
    I would say if it will be applied then we can save humanity!
    Because in this era, we’re more possessed to money instead of humans!
    👍👍

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  2. I think money is not the problem in our world. The problem is the fact that some people would do anything to gain more and more money.
    We have to look for a balance in which every social class has enough money to express their personality. If we achieve this goal, I don’t care about how the rest of the money is allocated.

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    1. Thank you very much for your comment. I understand your perspective, but there will always be unequal distribution of money as all the jobs out there require different skill sets—some that don’t make much money, some that do. This inequality will always be there as long as money has value.

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  3. Great advice. Money is not everything but it’s that thing through which we can buy not everything but so many things. Keep writing and keep motivating us. Loved it. ❤❤❤

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    1. Thank you very much for your comment. I understand what you mean, that is why we need to figure out a unique system that will make way for humanity without money. People just need to stop trying to show themselves to be better off than everyone else.

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  4. Many people share your value, rashidul, but not many have the capacity to express it so well and pass the message beyond their friendship group. For anyone wanting to know how to work outside this fiscal exchange that we have imposed on us, there are some simple steps.
    1. Consume less and I mean really less. Only recycle clothes, start growing your own food (even if it’s sprouting mung beans), ride a secondhand bike or walk, talk to friends instead of going to the cinema.
    2 Use the LETS system of exchange (it’s called different things in different places) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_exchange_trading_system
    3 Don’t give up hope. Hug a friend and talk about this. We can’t do everything but we can make a start.

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    1. Thank you very much for your comment, you made me aware of LETS. I totally understand that making a big change in the world is not easy, but we can do anything in our power to push the cause. What I had in mind was to somehow be able to convince all the PMs or Presidents of every country to accept a trading system based on providing the things one needs without any exchange of money or having an equal exchange. Just some small parts of the world following the path of humanity won’t be enough, we need each and every country in agreement before a sudden change can be made. This idea is far-fetched, but we sure can hope for a better world.

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      1. Steps… and we begin to change the world. I hope we have time. And I love your vision. One thought, governments are controlled by corporations. We start the change with consumer pressure. The NO-Buy day for example. Little by little. Gilet Jaunes is an interesting social/political movement in France too. People trying to regulate the imbalances in society.

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      2. Yes, you are right, a little step at a time can make a big difference. But even if the corporations don’t let the government bend, I don’t think protesting would help in any way either. When we protest, we make it a battle between good and evil, where we are the good ones and they are the evil ones, when in reality, none of us know any better, we are just doing what we think is good from our own perspective. I don’t think protesting will get us anywhere. What we need to do is become self sufficient. If they don’t decrease gas prices, take a walk or ride a cycle, it’s good for the environment and good for your health too, if they don’t change taxation, don’t let it disturb your peace of mind, learn new skills, do better at your job, get a promotion, make more money, same goes if you want an increase in minimum wage, and if the commercial products don’t provide quality goods at reasonable price, depend more on local goods. Mahatma Gandhi said: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” If we want change it has to start from us. If we show them that they can’t control us, they don’t have any power over us, they’d have to give in and bend our way.

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  5. I love your concept and hope for a beautiful utopia; however, I’m not sure it would actually be feasible. This concept is only achieved when you believe the human heart can be all together good and incorruptible and that this heart can also be ruled in a society that is reigned by an absolute truth; yet, you have described it being possible even without the presiding rule of a absolute truth….
    Unfortunately, the human heart has proven, time and again, to be selfish, self-consumed and altogether deceptive. Too many people have the desire to “do their own thing” and “be their own person,” but unless, everyone becomes exactly the same and think exactly the same things, those wants and desires, eventually, overlap and impose upon someone else’s wants and desires to the point of needing more and more boundaries, which lead to the need for rules and systems. The only way to achieve complete utopia is to have purified motives and incorruptible hearts, which isn’t quite possible here on this earth.
    I do agree it would be a wonderful place to live and abide, and it would be wonderful to not have to have the pressure, expectations and corruption, brought about by the Love of money (not truly money itself, because money is simply a sheet of paper), but then, we’d have to create some sort of bartering system of goods, because some would have items that the others would need and vice versa.
    It is a wonderful idea to have a culture that loves each other enough to give and get with no expectations or demands of something greater; however, everywhere it has been tried, it becomes a life of socialism, and it simply does not work as the beautiful system we can create in our own imaginations. The reason for this is people are people of their own wishes and desires, all of these hopes and desires differ drastically, and I’m not sure that they are, or that WE are, as conformant to the purified, gracious hearts and compliant living as we’d like to believe we could to be, unless there is a ruling Being of absolute truth, unconditional love ,and incorruptible sovereignty; yet, by the system you’ve described here, this Being would still fall into the hierarchy of beings which you are actually attempting to avoid… however, this is only my humble opinion. 😉

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  6. Wouldn’t it be so much more beautiful to live in this world…if there was no money. However, can’t see that happening…from birth to death, if there’s one constant – it is MONEY!
    I probably won’t live to see the day (if it ever comes)…I’m only 38..but nothing’s happening in the next 40 years atleast.
    But such a lovely post.

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  7. interesting ideas and some good food for thought. One concern might be that there are some tasks that people do t just for the money; without money as an incentive, such tasks may not get done, even though they are critical tasks.

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      1. Exactly. And if you understand that, you must also understand that soon a lot of people are going to lose jobs to these robots. If the monetary system continues with rise of the machines, this will create a large economic unbalance—only the people on top will keep making money. If we want a balance in the future, we really need a world without money so that we can be equals and as humans, do just the things that machines can’t, and live our lives our own way.

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  8. There are people without money now living their dream. Oh, yes, someone is giving them money. 😀 What a nice concept. Your first example, if a man wants to be a scientist he just does it for the good of humanity. Ooops, where did he find the lab? You are a winner, according to your number of likes. Reminds me of a guy who was being interview on TV. A beach bum sort. How did he live? Food stamps. That’s not money! 😀 Welcome to the planet earth.

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    1. Thank you very much for your honest comment, I really appreciate it. When I talked about the scientist I meant if it is a world where money has no value and people serve humanity, then others will help them to set up a lab for no money. People will be supportive of it.

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      1. In all truth, money is not the real exchange one makes for his livelihood. Or at least it shouldn’t be. It only represents the time and work that a person is willing to exert for the good of humanity – and of course, himself. It would be like that if no one received “money” for sitting on do nothings, no government, no grandmas, no good buds. Work, that is the exchange measured in time, measured in money (or other bartered goods). Write me a post giving honor to the working man/woman who “beats his body into submission” and gets with the long hot days to supply for those himself, those he loves, and the needy as well. Work! The great exchange. 😀

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  9. In Madison Wi, in the US, we have an organization called the Time Bank. Members get credit for hours they work and can receive services for the same number of hours. This is similar to what you were describing, but on a small scale. Interesting post, thanks. -Rebecca

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    1. Thank you very much for your comment. I think the concept you people are following is better than what I had in my mind. People will never do things just for the sake of humanity; they need a personal drive. Time credit might just do!

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      1. Thanks, a group in our community set it up. All the accounting is online, which makes it easy. I dream for utopia where each person uses their talents and enjoys life. This organization is a good middle step I think. -Rebecca

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  10. It’s interesting to think about what the world would be like if the concept of money, as we know it, had never been created. Some societies have worked on barter systems but then there has to be some kind of measure of worth. Does walking my neighbor’s dog equal him baking me a cake? Anyway, it’s an interesting thought and I do believe the love of money is indeed the root of a lot of evil in this world.

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  11. Nice to see someone thinking out of the box! Sadly, though, communism IMO doesn’t work because of the reality of evil. Corruption and greed just reproduce in the new system.

    Check ANIMAL FARM by Orwell, if you haven’t already.

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    1. Thank you very much for your comment. That is a very accurate satire by Orwell. Only if those who think they are above others didn’t need that kind of validation to feel good about themselves, we might actually be able to build a paradise on Earth.

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  12. Interesting post. Eliminating money might eliminate one source of evil, but I don’t believe that it would eliminate evil itself. Sad, but true. Money isn’t the root of all evil. The human heart is inherently deceitful.

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      1. Well, on our own we can’t change everyones hearts and lives, but God can and will effect change, However, like your eliminating money idea, it’s gonna take time. He’s way more patient than we are—thankfully!

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  13. De acord cu eliminarea banilor deoarece asta ar elimina și posibilitatea de a stoca averi uriașe, și cea a de a face domina prin plati. Totuși nu este posibila eliminarea trocului, schimbului, între produse sau servicii, decât în urma globalizării, ceea ce mi se pare periculos pentru libertatea oamenilor, având în vedere moralitatea scăzută a multor oameni, și posibilitatea de a se ajunge la o dictatura fără variante alternative în jur… Poate ca va fi posibil doar atunci când vom creste suficient, adică vom fi 90 la suta înclinați spre a dori binele umanității si nu numai al umanității ci și a ceea ce ne înconjoară…

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  14. Absolutely agree that money is over valued (is actually of no value at all) and that the system is broken and needs changing, but…..there’s always a but in life isn’t there….what if everyone in the village wants to be musicians or poets and no one wants to grow the food or maintain the buildings? Maybe just for one day per week people could do the work,that is necessary to keep the village functioning and fed, that no one else wants to do, and the rest of the time they can pursue their passions.

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    1. Thank you very much for your comment. The concern that you have picked can actually be not, but in that case, we can ask help from the neighbouring villages to do the work for them if they’d be willing to. Somebody has to be allocated to do the necessary work.

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  15. We have forgotten that we invented money to facilitate the power of creativity, agreements, and manifestation we have as human beings. Those who hoard it have made us believe money is an objective entity, scarce and necessary, that they own and control. The truth is that it’s only power is given by us, the people. Once we eliminate that misconception, we can get back to the creativity we can emanate and the true free commerce we can accomplish.

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  16. Hmmm…

    This sort of bypasses the reason we have money to begin with. Money is an agreed upon representation of the value of a good or service. Before money was invented, people had to barter for goods and services. But what if the person who provided the good or service didn’t want what you had? And it certainly wasn’t practical to wander around with items to barter with, whether it was a pottery vase or a flock of sheep. Early currency included everything from sea shells to cacao beans to salt. Coins made from various metals representing different values, with standard weights, were not only easier to carry, but the uniformity (and regulations to prevent cheating) made it easier to assign value for value. This piece of jewelry was equal in value to that copper coin, but this other piece of jewelry, that is made of higher quality materials, and with greater skill and artistry on the part of the creator of the piece, is equal in value to that gold coin. This service doesn’t require a lot of time or skill and is equal in value to a silver coin, but this other service, which requires a person with years of training and knowledge, is equal in value to 3 silver coins.

    The other problem with these sorts of utopian ideals (aside from the deadly Marxist ideology it is rooted in), is that it goes against human nature. People place less value on things when they don’t have to “pay” for it or earn it. They place even less value on other people, when they feel they are entitled to what that other person produces or provides.

    While it sounds idyllic and utopian in theory, this has been attempted in the real world, more than a few times. At best, it just flounders around inefficiently for years, eventually falling apart, or just limping along indefinitely. At worse, it creates the tyrannies of the USSR, Venezuela, North Korea and China. In the last 150 years alone, striving for these communal utopias has resulted in the slaughter of almost 200 million people (we may never know the true number; mass graves are still being found).

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    1. Thank you very much for your comment. I think so too—this idea is against human nature. But I thought if most of the people agreed on it and we all agreed to provide each other what we needed without having to barter, eventually everyone will end up having everything one needs to spend away their lives peacefully. I think if everyone’s need is fulfilled, they’ll have enough time in hand to go on and help others out. Just the thing to keep in mind is that this procedure will have to start with the ones who just think of themselves, if we satisfy them first, they might not mind spreading the same satisfaction. And the ones who are not so greedy and genuinely want to help others, they will accept it and will be the ones doing most of the work at the beginning, but when this system sets in, humanity will be on a roll. The more I think about it, the more I become sure that it could be possible if we just go for it.

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      1. “…if most of the people agreed on it and we all agreed to provide each other what we needed without having to barter, eventually everyone will end up having everything one needs to spend away their lives peacefully. ”

        And how would that even happen? Who gets to decide what is a need, and what is a want?

        I do speak somewhat from experience. I used to live in co-operative housing. (Which, I am told, is viewed differently in Canada than other countries, so I just want to add that caveat). The idea was that everyone was an equal shares member, and everything was run democratically. The membership contract even stipulated that all members were to contribute to the running of our home in some way, either by doing stuff hands on, or through various committees, being willing to serve on the board, etc. It was basically a little microcosm of socialism.

        It’s a concept that can only work if everyone is dedicated to it. The first problem all co-ops discovered was endemic was the member contribution requirement. It just wasn’t happening. There would always be a group that would be all gung ho and contributing, but the majority just… didn’t. Over time, the ones who contributed would get burned out, or just give up.

        Another endemic problem were board members. The only people who actually *wanted* to be on the board where those who wanted the “power” and “control” of it (even though they were supposed to be answerable to membership). And if the wrong people get in, they can really cause problems. In the last couple of years we lived at the co-op, as I took on various roles on committees, got elected to the board, and became editor of the newsletter (which has been defunct since I was driven to resign), I began to discover years of incompetence on the part of a particular staff member, and significant maintenance problems that could literally result in one of the buildings collapsing into a valley it overlooked. When I tried to call attention to it, I became a target from a clique that had the “power” in the co-op. When I tried to bring attention to what was going on to membership, most just didn’t care. It was either apathy on one side, or people who believed the slander campaign against me. Before I knew it, numerous false accusations were made against me, threatening our membership (the equivalent of evicting me and my family), until they eventually drove us out; had it not been for this group, we would never have gone though what we knew would be a difficult move. The attacks even continued *after* we moved, with threats to sue me. By then, I was convinced that certain board members were involved in fraud that I was beginning to uncover.

        So we moved, and they have since driven out other members who stood up to this group, and are trying to drive out others. Most of which, general membership doesn’t know about, nor care. The same people end up as members of the board, by acclimation, because no one else wants to be on the board.

        Housing co-ops are intentional communities. Places were people are dedicated to the cause of neighbour helping neighbour, etc. Problems like what I encountered are not uncommon. These days, well run co-ops use property management companies (the suggestion of which was another reason I got a target on my back), because it turns out that this “democratic socialism” (which is basically what co-ops are), doesn’t work. People just don’t thrive in this environment. There is no incentive to.

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      2. Wow. I didn’t think of something like that happening. There are many housings in India too, and many are near me. I have never heard of something like that happen, but that is sure a possibility. There will be these problems that you have mentioned, but I guess it can still be continued if the common people take part in the decisions in a righteous way. After all, for a community of that sort, just depending on people in power won’t be just.

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