Rain is falling down on the glass roof top amplifying its gloomy noise. Government posters warn us of a country wide drought and if only this rainy spell would help – alas, we are being told this does not even touch the sides of a two-year lack of summer rain.
This morning the BBC reported that the UK hit a double dip recession. This new recession is blamed on the troubles in the eurozone and indeed, back home the government has fallen over deep disagreement how to solve the economic crisis. Keeping in mind this is one of the stronger economies in the EU, it really doesn’t bode well for what is still to come.
However, it is clear that the world as we know it and the economies hang together, so really as we are all shackled to each other: what is the point in pointing fingers or putting your foot down, refusing to move? Maybe it is time to revise the strategies to be the biggest, richest, strongest and help each other to create more stable society. Not even out of fluffy bunny charity but out of sheer survival. Have we not learned that the heavy elite cannot stand on a weak base of society: it will collapse.
Surely, there must be a clever economist out there who can provide us with a template for Capitalism v.2.? An incarnation which perhaps even ties in an ideology moving away from emphasising money. Don’t get me wrong, this is not propaganda for the so-called ‘equality’ of Communism: money gives you freedom to explore your individuality, as you invest it in your passions and interests.
Money should be a tool, not the goal. A couple of months ago I met a group of guys in a bar, all working respectable jobs but 4 out of 5 said it was to make ends meet, while they followed their passions. Passions were as diverse as pilot training to art school. One of them however insisted that he just wanted to make a lot of money. I asked him what he would do with the money but he couldn’t give me an answer, he just wanted to have a lot of it. It was not to help his mother or go on a worldtrip, he just wanted to security of money. Security from what exactly, I never found out. It was very strange, suddenly it just sounded so Neanderthal.
This blog is my own way to fight the doom and gloom that seems to enclose us so often these days. How long the crisis will last for no one seems to really know and I refuse to look back on this period of my life (Let’s forget world history, damn the effect it has on my life!) as one in which nothing happened. I’m no economist, no part of the power-elite but not only will I survive triple dip recessions with sprinkles on top: by jove I shall live.