Money and Life
A Story About Money That Will Change Your Life
In today’s modern society, money has become the main objective and the ulterior motive to basically everything. People are willing to waste their lives away doing something that they hate day in and day out, just for the sake of making money. Of course bills need to be paid and food needs to be bought, but the average individual is so consumed with thoughts and worries about money and all that it symbolizes, that it is literally making people sick and ruining relationships.
What’s interesting to note is that originally money was meant to flow through communities for the advantage of all who lived there; it was certainly not meant to be hoarded and esteemed above everything else. This habit in which everybody benefits when money is made can still be observed in many indigenous societies and rural communities. In fact, never before in history has money taken such center stage as it has in recent years and the more people focus on money, the more society suffers.
Just in the last 25 years there have been 187 financial crises and 96 banking crashes worldwide. The system has proven time and time again to be unstable and somewhat unpredictable. Something is terribly wrong with this design.
Money and Life is a passionate film that asks a provocative question: Are we willing to stop seeing the economic crisis as a disaster, but instead see it as a tremendous opportunity for change? This film explores what we’re not taught in school about money; it connects the dots on our current situation and offers a new paradigm that explores how linked we all really are to each other. The documentary invites us to accept the challenge of our time, which is to become a part of the transition towards a restorative economy that fits the needs of our 21st century civilization. This new economy has to be all about cooperation, sharing, and abundance.
Can we see the economic crisis not as a disaster but as a tremendous opportunity?