Of the ideas I’ve grasped from the economics of personality cycle was the one that after reaching some point of decency in your life it makes sense to make sure that people around you live good too as at some point all of your descendants will share a lot.
In a shorter term making ten people around me earn an additional grand per year each makes me richer too. I don’t mean all of the additional resources will be at my full control, it’s just me being ‘happier’ because people around are. I think there’s some financial way to express this by means of investing into shared infrastructure or something.
And it bugs me a lot. The only way of earning resources I know of is to earn more of them to someone else and get a share of that. Which requires a decent amount of knowledge itself, which requires a time investment.
I also strongly believe that by changing the information available to people, we can fix the issues I’d like to:
- Unscientific shares(e.g. a recent one whereby rice in Crimea was all gone due to problems with water, so the post suggested that rice is not Slavic enough)
- Hatred speeches(e.g. Americans are stupid, while Slavic culture is superior)
- Harmful ways to earn money(e.g. guys selling drugs in my neighborhood)
- Harmful ways to recreate(e.g. alcohol, drugs)
In my world the answer to all this is to share: to teach people, tell them stories, show them pictures, so that their broadened view will contain a few decent lifestyle choices to pick from.
And for that I need to do something useful on my own too :) That’s my fairytale to get a particular thing done, yay sleeping pods!