I think I’m supposed to watch with envy the richest 2000 women that wear hundred thousand dollar dresses and do couture. What surprised me is the age of them and the vocabulary they use to articulate their interest in fashion. When there is a point when you earn so much money that the price doesn’t matter, and the money system allows for one person to spend millions on a dress, to me that’s an indication of the sickness of capitalism where in the frenzy we let people make these decisions secretly. If money is precious why do we collectively allow such possibilities? There’s no such thing as being too embroiled in our personal life encompassing money, relationships, and sex, that we’re incapacitated to make big political decisions regarding economic policy. We have the audacity to let this slip, how will we assert the value of life through money? Is an Equal Money System more horrible than the current capitalism that allows unbridled luxury and ecological disasters? What is so radical about giving the most pressured parts of society enough money – enough of a voice – to create the needed adjustments to prevent ‘this world’ from happening again?
What about the accepted and allowed behaviour of splurging itself? How is it acceptable that any guy/girl is negatively pressured to seek an outlet and find it in proportionally large spending? There may be rich and poor, but the mechanisms in all minds share a culture, share a language that makes us the same. Yet psychology is uninterested in one answer to solve the invisible crises of suicides and more business for psychologists/psychiatrists catching depression and whatnot. For most people, money lies at the heart of our struggling: the concept that one has to earn one’s living and that we are not already living, the acceptance of the concept of rich and poor, the way money preordains the breadth of our relationships which is geographically based. How come we take for granted our birth in a family with money, and use it so carelessly when 50% of the time people are born with no money, with no opportunities for employment or proper education, and we just accept it? How does the news ignore this problem?
I’m curious about what the richest do to work for their money, and whether it is a profession that would endure in a radical economic change to an Equal Money System. Then there’s the age old story of men splurging on cars and women and houses and watches, suits, bags, whatever. When you’re rich enough it crosses genders and ages, and culture is not so important as the money culture which is a mental illness: how else can people allow their daughters to do couture in the economic and political climate of today?