How important is money in your life? After having worked constantly for the past 7 years I can say with confidence that money means close to nothing in my life. After saying that I want to assure you that I do not say it out of a desire to seem "better" or "more learned" but rather out of a genuine interest in how many other people feel the same way. Money is a means to an end and nothing more. I need money to pay for school and similar expenses but beyond that it seems a rather trivial matter.
I am told that you need money to do anything in this country/world. Fine, I'll entertain that idea for a bit. You need money for a mode of transportation beyond walking and you need money in order to stay inside of many residences (either private or businesses). Money is also needed generally for food and water. Seems like a rather imporatant thing with just those 3 things that were mentioned. I'm sure you could come up with many more.
Now for my view on things. Community. What if we all shared what we had and cooperated together in order to survive? I firmly believe that technology only serves to further destroy humanity, taking our humanity from us over time bit by bit. Gone are personal responsability, now its the machines fault. Gone are personal meetings, now we use blogs, instant messangers, and email for personal communication. We even have automated grocery lanes and bank tellers. Gone is even the feeling of closeness on in our own neighborhoods. I don't even know half of the people on my own road (about 200 houses over a 4 mile stretch) and many other people have voiced that same observation.
It is not money that drives our society, that wanting of more. The desire to have more stuff, more possessions. Maybe not that desire outright in the open but underneath it drives us. Advertisements claim their new car or grill will give us bliss and cause all of our problems to go away. What happened to buying only what your family needs, not "needs" like needing a new pair of shoes or that new video game but needs like food. If there where a communtity like the church in the book of Acts that would be a simpler matter then what you might think.
All things shared, if something is needed it is given to those in need. If someone has extra of whatever they make or grow it is given away. Shelter, food, water, clothes are all shared. Is such a place possible?