The 2020 Vision

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
- John Maynard Keynes

 

A Perfect Idea: For a Better America

It starts with two basic ideas:

  1. A baby is born with one thing; an instinct to survive.
  2. The most valuable thing in life is time itself.

The Problem

Equating Money with Value

Once you've come to the realization that time is an invaluable resource given to us at birth. You begin to question why so many of us take it for granted.

It seems our health brings a sense of freedom very few realize, until we no longer have it. The most common emotion a person experiences on their deathbed is not that of fear or loneliness, but regret. For not living a life true to themselves, but the life others expected of them.

Why does it take being faced with our own mortality or the loss of a loved one before we finally realize what's important in life? How could we allow generations of people to sacrifice life's most precious gift for something they perceived to be more valuable than time itself?

Money isn't Real

Money was invented thousands of years ago. Like most inventions, its purpose was to improve the quality of life. Before technology, money was needed to compensate individuals for drudgery and feudal work necessary to sustain life.

We now live in a society that has become so efficient at survival, we invented something called "living". The modern version of survival based on the false perception of perceived value.

We've let the idea of money alter our perception to the point that we forgot the purpose for our very existence, survival.


The Solution

Perception vs. Reality

We often confuse perception with reality. They seem like one and the same. As a result we misinterpret things for the way that they really are. Our thoughts and feelings seem real to us, so we conclude that they must be true. Our perception of reality is based on the ideologies of the previous generation, and not that of life itself.

How to distinguish the difference between your perception and reality:

What is Perception?

Perception is the lens through which we view our reality: ourselves, others and the world in which we live. However, that lens is based on the ideologies of previous generations.

What is Reality?

Reality is the true state of things. In essence, it's how things truly are, whether we perceive them to be as such or not. Reality is uncontaminated by human influence or religious beliefs.

Purpose of Life

Our brains inability to distinguish the difference between the two has been the biggest hindrance to humanity's cultural progression throughout history. We've allowed ideologies and religious beliefs from past centuries impact our decisions that impede progress still to this day.

As a society, we must come to an agreement regarding the purpose of living and reality of life. These two principles must be free of religious beliefs and based on what we can prove.

The Reality of Life:


The Goal

20/20 Vision by 2020

We've made more technological advancements in the last 50 years, than the last 500 combined. Technology advancements in areas of agriculture, medicine, communication, manufacturing have all contributed to improving our quality of life.

The reality is we've finally reached an end to humanity's purpose in life, the struggle for survival. This marks the beginning of our cultural progression into the 21st century. It's time we allow technology to work as it was intended, to make life easier.

In order for us to progress as a culture, we must change the perceptions of the people. By sharing ideas, we can help people begin to see life as it truely is, not what they've perceived it to be.

Top 5 Perceptions about Money

  1. We can't live without money.
    Money isn't real. We don't pay the earth for the resources we need to survive. Money was invented as a means to survive. It was used to compensate individuals for hard, menial, or dull work that was necessary to sustain life. We've now used technology to create machines that no longer require manual labor due to their increased productity.

  2. If we didn't have money, we would run out of resources.
    The reality is we would become more resourceful without money. When you remove money from our economy, you no longer have competition.

  3. Without money nobody would want to work.
    This is one of the biggest misconceptions people have about money. The idea that in an economy without money, nothing would get done. However, the greatest contributions in life were not motivated by money, but people following their passion.