The true meaning and essence of wealth

Individuals always die in the natural world and they only commence to die off from the moment when they have ceased to be capable of procreation.

Several years later, when I had become a manager, friends, relatives and neighbors all gave me gifts and asked me to help their children find a job.

This begs the question; How much wealth is enough? That is significantly different when compared with the common usage of the word wealth these days. Quite literally one cannot see the wood for the trees. I felt relief and joy in my heart.

When I came out the other side I noticed some fundamental differences not only in how I viewed my life in Thailand, but in how I viewed life in general. I view financial security as fuel for the engine that provides life's experiences. All of us, we cannot freely act our life, nor can we create or work for each other. Nature is only always concerned with self-creation, with the preservation of the life of the species, of actual life-activity. With man who can perform a species-act through thinking, feeling and willing the gradual dwindling of all its spiritual forces is a sure herald of his natural death. At the time of death, I would only have been left empty-handed. In the Middle Ages indeed beside the serfs who were and had nothing there were also men who had a social possession and a social character, who were something. To begin with Christianity changed nothing of the reality of classical slavery; existing slavery remained - and was only enriched by a principle. Rather, I was simply grasping at a desired self-identity as a form of ego gratification. No matter how high our position, how honorable our reputation, or how much property we have in the world, in the face of disease and death, these things, like waste paper, are unable to be exchanged for health or life, and make no sense at all. Yes, the trade in our own freedom and in the freedom of others will be so usual that in the end we will be so steeped in our slavery that no suspicion, no trace of an idea of free activity, of the true life will remain any more. The thing about all of these outer wealth manifestations is that they are fleeting and in some ways illusory. Property is the body of social man and as such the first condition of social life, just as the natural body, the natural property, is the first condition of life in general. Logically these monads should not have been allowed to enter any more into direct intercourse with each other - which in our intercourse based on robbery with murder simply meant that they should no longer be brought into intercourse, should no longer be directly bought and sold.

Young as I was, I was disease-ridden. Language can be organically attached to man because it is an organic, articulated whole.

The true meaning and essence of wealth

However, once I had obtained such a life, I found myself living in torture, feeling sick and empty inside. Men themselves are drawing closer every day. Man consciously sacrifices his individual life to the life of the species if they both enter into collision.

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To begin with Christianity changed nothing of the reality of classical slavery; existing slavery remained - and was only enriched by a principle.

He was promoted from a clerk to a factory director, and was highly praised and crowded around by others. Nature is only always concerned with self-creation, with the preservation of the life of the species, of actual life-activity.

This combined with the fact that Thailand is still by in large an agrarian society means that the Thais are a very non-confrontational and family oriented people.

Money is what has come to pass for human creative power, the real life-activity of the human essence. Those who live this type of life are almost sure to become wealthy by most standards , but at what cost? Yes, the trade in our own freedom and in the freedom of others will be so usual that in the end we will be so steeped in our slavery that no suspicion, no trace of an idea of free activity, of the true life will remain any more. The mechanism of the money-machine has run down and it is in vain that our progressive and reactionary statesmen seek to keeping it turning Love, wherever it also appears, is more powerful than egoism. I became involved in the life of the church, and gradually, I began to feel a sense of freedom and liberation such that I had never felt before. But the natural history of mankind began when that of the Earth had fully developed, when the Earth had already produced its last and highest organisation, the human body, and thus with it all its bodily organisation. The social animal world first became common and prosaic when nature again enforced its rights and the isolated man, this pitiful slave of Antiquity and serf of the Middle Ages, no longer wanted to be satisfied with heavenly nourishment; when he began to struggle for material instead of for spiritual treasures and when he wanted to play out his externalised life, his split blood in a visible purse rather than in an invisible stomach. As a result, I regarded wealth and fame as the most valuable things and the life goal and spent my life pursuing them so as to live a life of value. When you are used to the typical control most Westerners try to place on their environment mai bpen rai can become infuriating. To some, it is religion; to others it is being one with nature.
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The Essence of Money by Moses Hess