ON LOVE and OTHER CURRENCIESVia Scoop.it - The Next Edge
Many of us exist in a state of barely contained disgust and disappointment with many of the dominant systems and practices of financial and governmental institutions. We differentiate ourselves wholeheartedly from these systems as a matter of fact — we coexist, often uncomfortably. We recognize that within these systems, standard currency is disproportionately lionized — and that this is understood by most as “true,” regardless of the illusory nature of any a priori “value” associated with the paper, coin, or plastic by which each currency is circulated.
As a result of this division, and in keeping with our desire to exist/persist within a different system/to reject the status quo/normative models and operations, we reject this notion of value (and by extension, its hard medium) instinctively, as an energetic refusal of the falsehood it so often promotes and represents.
However. In rejecting money and “the system,” we legitimize/make real the dominance/existence of a “system” external to our selves and our native abilities/values — as though were were not, by our very presence here, an essential, dynamic, and (a)evolutionary part of any system on this planet.