Living Without Companions

The song tells us that money makes the world go round. The song is wrong; the world went round before money was invented and will continue to revolve long after money has become obsolete. Nevertheless, the way we humans have organised our world by having money, which is a rapid medium of exchange of goods services and work, has shaped our environment more than anything else, because having such a simple and convenient tool has distorted human activity from the need to survive in balance with our surroundings to a desire to acquire money in huge quantities.

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