They are the 85% of the world’s population who are dealing with survival, many not knowing where their next meal will come from or how they will feed their children. Many perhaps faced with real medical shortages or no medical access at all.
I obtained the Money & Finances questions above about twenty years ago, and it is part of a FREE download within the members area of YourHealthyPlanet.com. It is intended for the middle class, those of us lucky enough to have a computer, mobile phone and a secure job; not for the 85 who have to spend every day dealing with survival.
But it really could or should apply to everyone on Earth today.
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In a CNBC report an unexpected expense of $400 can force more than one-third of American adults into a difficult financial situation. That’s according to the just-released “Report on the Economic Well-being of U.S. Households for 2018,” a study that the Fed has been conducting since 2013.
One of my mentors is the late futurist Dr R Buckminster Fuller. He defined wealth as the number of days forward you can live at your current standard of living if you stop work today.
For the vast majority it is a matter of days, or possibly weeks as we have just seen with our current “lock down”.
What has caused this, and how have populations all round our planet been allowed to fail so badly when confronted by a global disaster such as the Corona virus pandemic? Author and entrepreneur Robert Kiyosaki has said for decades now that financial literacy should be taught in schools … that students are still being taught to study hard, get good grades and get a good JOB, jobs which are rapidly being replaced by automation and AI.
Many students leave school with the burden of a large student debt, and may quickly go into further debt buying a house or car. Very very few invest in “income generating assets” and still believe that the shiny new car, boat or house that we live in is an asset. Kiyosaki’s book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” makes the distinction that assets put money into your pocket, and liabilities take money out of your pocket.
It is a powerful and simple distinction, and makes sense doesn’t it.
Buckminster Fuller was very clear that sometime around 197o technology (all those things that make our lives easier and easier) had reached a stage where, for the first time in human history we had the resources AND the know-how (technology) to provide a very high standard of living to everyone on Earth, a higher standard than anyone has yet experienced.
His solution is SIMPLE … “Reorient world production away from weaponry — from KILLINGRY to LIVINGRY. Can we convince humanity in time?” RBF
He also believed that automation was a good thing in a normal part of human evolution and that we shouldn’t “fear technology”. We are really at the dawning of a New Age.
Everyone I think knows what killingry means, but livingry?
What does “LIVINGRY” mean?
In a nutshell it is all those products and services, known and yet to be invented that make life on Earth more livable, and helps elevate our standard of living.
It is “life support” … including but not limited to housing, clothing, food sustainability, food quality, medicines, transport, entertainment, exercise and fitness, travel and the list goes on.
Now may be the perfect time for you to be starting a wealth plan that generates “life support” rather than just extra dollars, pounds or euros etc, or currency as it is correctly known.
This could be as simple as a part-time business that you can work from home.
You may also realize that your current job may be at risk of becoming redundant and you need new skills. One of the fastest growing sectors today is the entrepreneurial sector.