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Saturday, January 29, 2011

"It All Goes Back Into The Box" - Zeitgeist: Moving Forward

When I began to look at the first 5 minutes from the online documentary movie, "Zeitgeist: Moving Forward", I heard these wonderful lines from Dr. James Dobson, whom you usually hear from "Focus on the Family" radio programme in some supermarkets. 

My grandmother is a wonderful person,she taught me how to play the game monopoly. She understood the name of the game was to acquire. She would accumulate everything she could and eventually she became master of the board, and in every game she would take my last pound and i would quit in utter defeat. And then she would always say the same thing to me,she would look at me and she would say "one day you will learn to play the game." One summer i played monopoly with a neighbor. We played almost everyday, all day long, we would play monopoly for hours. And that summer i learnt to play the game. I understood the only way to win was to make a complete commitment to acquisition , I came to understand that money and possessions was the way that you keep score. And by the end of that summer I was more ruthless than my grandmother. I was ready to bend the rules if I had to to win that game. I sat down with her to play that winter. I took everything she had , I destroyed her financially, psychologically, and watched her give her last pound and quit in utter defeat. And then she had one more thing to teach me. then she said now it all goes back in the box all those houses and hotels, all the railroads and utility companies, all that property and all that wonderful money and now it all goes back in the box. I didn't want it to go back in the box. She said none of it was really yours, you got yourself all heated up for a while but it was around along time before you sat down at the board and it will be here after you have gone, players come and players go, but it all goes back in the box. Houses and cars, titles and clothes,even your body because the fact is everything I clutch and consume and hold is going to go back in the box and I'm going to lose it all. You have to ask yourself when you get that ultimate promotion, make the ultimate purchase, when you buy the ultimate home, when you have stored up financial security , when you have climbed the ladder to the highest point of success and the thrill wears off , and it will wear off THEN WHAT?? How long do you have to walk down that road before you see where it leads, surely you understand it will never be enough , so ask yourself the question WHAT MATTERS?
I find these words very interesting and enlightening. The more I think about this screwed up world where politicians lie to their citizens, businessmen cons their customers, the rich neglects the poor, the things in the market are unsustainable, and innocent people suffer under unnecessary brutality makes me sick. 

All because for one pointless thing - m o n e y. 

And that makes society don't trust each other, and being insincere to their own kind. 

Their ideas are still questionable though, as the Resource-based Economy is a very new idea for humanity. Still, I want all of you to view this eye-opening documentary. 

I feel that this is history in making. While the system is collapsing, and the whole is currently seeing unrest in Tunisia, Yemen and Egypt, and new ideas of humanity are emerging at the same time, I can feel that we are now entering a period of pre-transition. Things will change dramatically very soon. 

I hope it's for the best. At the end of the day, we are all here wanting to survive, this time we want more LOVE in our social system. Hopefully it will happen. 

For more information of the movement, visit Well, I am just sharing this idea out, for I feel that it is worth a view for everyone to consider their future. 

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thaks for this! I loved this text in the film!