When seeking to win, it’s important to understand the location, and nature, of the finish line.

Too easily we have come to accept that the market provides the illumination for this, that the finish line is painted in dollars and yen, the wealth of the individual and Organisations that they are part of – or specifically the upper echelons of those structures.

We have created pyramids of wealth that generate a hitherto unknown disparity, from those who have everything and more, down to those who lack anything at all.

This is no polemic against wealth: there is nothing wrong with money, nor comfortable or even fabulous wealth. But not endless wealth: not infinite wealth, if all the water is drawn from the same well.

The issue may not be how much we have, but how little others hold.

It’s worth remembering that the market is made up: an unnatural structure that was designed by humans, but has come to influence or even dictate our actions. But it is not real.

People are real, and we are accountable to each other: not to gift things, but to treat ownership fairly. A system that leaves people behind is a poorly designed system – or a poorly executed one.

About julianstodd

Author, Artist, Researcher, and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the context of the Social Age and the intersection of formal and social systems.
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