Food for Thought

Do you ever read or see something that then sticks with you for the rest of your life? Something that floats in and out of your consciousness several times a day? My daily thought is the following: Humans are the only species that pay to live on this planet.

That sentence really messes me up.  Humans are the only species that pay to live on this planet.  We are born into a system that we can’t escape.  We literally have to pay just for existing- just for being BORN- which something that is completely out of our control. Every single day of our lives is spent paying people that we don’t know for things that are necessary for survival.

Humans are the only species that pay to live on this planet. 

Why?

Why do I have to pay to be alive?  Why did we create an economic system built on a fundamentally illusionary concept- money? Fish don’t pay to occupy part of a coral reef, birds don’t exchange money to build nests in trees, and deer don’t have a mortgage on the section of forest they choose to occupy. They live according to the laws of nature, something humans need to learn how to do. Not only are we forced into a system of financial slavery (to put it lightly), we are also destroying the Earth as we do so. Our greed and avarice is detrimental to our beautiful planet. I did not agree to this. I no longer want to be a part of it.

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