I’m no utopian but l often wonder what the world would be like If…..
For instance, if we all lived within our means. If the haves did not despise the have nots and shared their wealth more readily.
What would the world be like if the have nots did not spend so much time wanting what they do not have?
What would the world be like if the haves hadn’t decided to put all their money in huge institutions called banks, and then make more money off the have nots by lending them some and then charging them interest: APR, compound, simple, interest on capital, interest on reducing balance, hardly language a person in need of money would stop to understand!
What would the world be like, if our first thought towards someone in need wasn’t, ‘What a bloody nuisance!’
What would the world be like, if everyone had enough; because those of us who have more than enough, share what we have with those who don’t have enough.
You may wonder why I’m waxing philosophical. I admit some of it is to do with age, but really it’s more to do with a couple of things I’m about to explain:
Firstly, yesterday I went to an event organised by the St Paul’s Institute, called ‘Good Money’. I went for entirely selfish reasons. Having decided to add a chapter on money to my book, l thonght l might learn something. I hope you can tell by this blog that it was a thought-provoking evening.
Secondly, there is currently the IF campaign going on about poverty with the slogan ‘What if we all had enough to eat. It’s supported by all the major International Development agencies including Tearfund which I volunteer for as a speaker. On Saturday there’s an ecumenical service at Westminster central Hall and an afternoon event in Hyde Park. The forcast is for good weather so why not come on down. You do have to register but that’s easy to do through the website.
If you can’t manage it on Saturday don’t worry, I shall be very active on Facebook and Twitter.
Just imagine ….What If….