The present world is overloaded with problems in many fields: politics, economics, social life, religion...
The main driving force of modern society has been money. It has been the main cause of the problems as well.
Almost everything we do and even ourselves as people are valued in terms of money. Very often, crime and violence are committed for the sake of money.
Why have people become so obsessed with money? Because modern society (politics, economics, education, the media..) has wrongly taught them that money is what life is all about.
Also, when there is no money, a lot of things do not even happen. Like helping poor people or people that have no or insufficient money.
Does it really have to be like that?
The opposite of money is humanity or peace or the respect for human values. Too often, human values are forgotten or not respected.
People are treated badly and Nature is treated badly because they do not represent enough - immediate - financial value.
Modern society has the wrong perception of value. Poor people can have a greater value than rich people. Not in terms of the money they possess, but in terms of the “human value equivalent” they represent. The more they respect human values, the higher that value or HVE.
Any civilization can only be called civilized when it respects human values...
Economic growth should no longer be an obsession. Instead, humanity growth needs to become the number one yardstick.