The reason why we have long hours commuting today is because of our need to work to produce and survive within the Capitalistic System, at the moment we have no choice but to get a job no matter how far it is from our home.
In some countries people are used to a commuting time of 4 hours daily, like in Japan, many of the First World Countries have made work into a right, we have the right to work because the system spells it out clearly for us since birth, we can bend to the system or die, without Money today people die, so they have –apparently- given to us the right to earn the money we need to live.
We have never questioned this system simply because we were born into it, if I discuss Equal Money with some, one objection is ‘you have to work for your money!’ because this is our accepted reality, commuting shows us the length (literally) to which we are willing to go to to work, if you commute for 4 hours a day and time is money, who is paying for that commute?
You pay, you invest your time/money in support of this system, we accept that not only we have to work, we have to invest and be willing to do almost anything to secure that job, that lifeline of survival that will keep us alive, many are even grateful that they could secure a job, because even though you can’t survive without money/job, we have to fight to get a job, compete with others to shine the best, to make it clear to our prospect employers that we are willing to go far for it, literally, we’ll even commute for hours to get there.
Not only but commuting makes no practical sense to an organized society, 1 million people commute into London every day, we can safely assume that this should be a conservative number to apply to each big city in the world, long traffic queues on highways everyday for several hours, extensive irresponsible pollution results from commuting, transportation means packed to the brim, in Japan people in white gloves help push commuters into the underground trains every morning, how did we come to design such a system if not in our obedient service of Capitalism?
In an Equal Money System since everybody will be provided for Life, because Life is the Value at the core of the EMS, there will be no lengths to go to secure a job to secure a livelihood.
Livelihood is not a place, like Sherwood or Hollywood, livelihood today means a place of existence, talking about securing a livelihood in an EMS would not make any sense, you won’t need to place yourself into existence, meaning fitting the system, because the system will be designed around you, for you as Life, in support of all your needs, and everyone will have enough and plenty.
Commuting as a word that indicates having to go to lengths to get to your working place will no longer exist, in its place Community will exist, we will be “communiting”, we will no longer live in separation of each other worried about how to get to the end of the month, instead Life will be community based, each community will provide services for the community itself, work will be required only for 4 years of each Life in an EMS to make the system work in support of everybody, the rest of the time whatever services will be provided by the community will be on a voluntary base, once we take out of the equation the survival issue, we’ll be surprised at how much we all will WANT to contribute to the functioning of such supportive system and to sustain and support each Life One and Equal to us.
Imagine no more commuting, imagine a Community instead that supports Life where you will love your neighbour like yourself, where oneness is there instead of competition, where all Lives are cared for and supported Equally.
It’s not a dream, it’s real, we have to review our ideas of what is really Worth. When Life becomes the only Worth, everything else will revolve and be designed around and for the support of it. Life as Worth for Life Equal and One.