“…as we got older and entered our school years we started accumulating and adding to our individual interests / wants / desires / preferences, and we started doing something we’re all familiar with which was to accept or reject / like or dislike others based on whether we found we could ‘relate’ to their interests and their personality, and vice versa. We started forming friendships and social groups which — are Interest Groups, aren’t they? Fast forward a few years to where most of us now have some kind of job or career, and we become quite industrious in our actions of earning an income — so that we can do what? So that we can protect and further our interests, and the interests of those with whom we’ve formed Interest Groups with – which is our Relationships. So in a way our lives very much mirror the Capitalist Economic System, where we initially start out as our own Company with our own interests, and eventually we form Interest Groups with other Companies that share our interests – which becomes the ‘Company we Keep’, and then we start ‘having Company over’, right? lol -“
We all know that the function of Companies in our money system is to make a profit – and we all know, within seeing the existence of individuals and small groups of people amassing millions and billions of dollars, giving them unimaginably more power of access within the system than the average person, that the primary principle of Profit is — Self Interest. In the end, no matter how much philanthropy, charity, and funding of public works such individuals and groups enact — the fact that alongside such activities over generations of time there has always existed poverty, starvation, unemployment, undignified living conditions, pollution and environmental destruction and disregard – shows that at the end of the day the primary interest is — amassing and protecting wealth for a select few to have a nice life.
Now what do we not yet seem to grasp within the relationship of such Profit interests and their Consequences, to our own individual interests within the Interest Groups of our immediate relationships?
We will continue in the next post.