The Core Concept in ANY ‘New Economic Model’ is???
The concept of ‘NOW’ is this core concept. Let’s get acquainted with this concept of ‘NOW’ and its reality going forward! I would suggest that it is hugely meaningful – especially in todays global internet society!
Our current political and economic systems have been based on the concept of ‘time’. This concept has even been promoted by scientists as a fourth dimension of our Universe. Check out the definition of ‘time’ via this YouTube video: http://youtu.be/SYRNr8Y-hpA (it demonstrates the confusion that people associate with ‘time’). But what are the realities of this concept and what are deceptions and illusions? Is this concept of ‘time’ (as historically presented) really meaningful in today’s world? Let’s think about how we actually LIVE our lives. Does ‘time’ and its implications hold water in today’s world of instant communication and realtime data distribution? Is ‘time’ (as historically presented) an objective reality or an imaginary illusion (of our mind)?
If I ask most people on the street if the ‘past’ is an objective reality many will respond…yes. If I ask, is the ‘future’ a real objective reality, many will also respond…yes. We have many economic concepts which reinforce these concepts of ‘past’ and ‘future’. The ‘time’ value of money is one concept that many experience within finance and money. As a valuation consultant, I experienced this concept within most of my valuations. Mortgage lenders were generally more concerned about the ‘future’ than the present moment. Financial pundits, like Larry Kunlow and his guests, talk daily about future expectations about earnings and the implication for higher stock prices as a result of these expectations.
Future expectations (of higher earnings) mean, to him and many others, that stocks and asset values are under valued and headed higher. Others look at ‘past’ charts and financial metrics to imply that ‘future’ trends are leading to growth, prosperity, and higher asset prices. The mindset of many is that ‘time’ is real and that our thinking should be focused on ‘past’ – ‘future’ imaginations. But, let’s think again about these concepts of ‘past’ and ‘future’! Do these concepts relate to how I/you LIVE our lives from day-to-day? Does the ‘past’ have any objective reality to how we live our lives? Does the ‘future’ have any objective reality to how we live our lives? How we THINK (right now) is essential to a healthy body, brain, and mind. Educators, traders, lenders, economists, and everyone else, now need to rethink their philosophy with regard to these important concepts. Why?
A good book to read on this issue of the NOW is: The Power of NOW, by Eckhart Tolle. Another good reading is the book, Playing the Game the New Way, by Carl Frederick. You can Google these titles and then purchase these books at Amazon.com. Also, check out some videos on You Tube on this issue for more clarification. Those who have a spiritual perspective of reality are mostly AWARE of this concept. Spiritual persons generally recognize that one’s MIND or CONSCIOUSNESS is non-material and eternal. This idea (spiritual in nature) immediately leads one to the concept of NOW as a primary reality of life. So, in conclusion, we now need to THINK in terms of objective reality (the NOW moment). Some call this reality the PRESENT moment. Any NEW economic model going forward needs to internalize and understand this core reality of LIFE! Be, Do, Experience (all in the NOW)…and then continue with additional moments of NOW!
That’s my missive for NOW! I AM: http://kingdomecon.wordpress.com.