Winners And Losers
The values of some are so shallow that the only thing that is seen as winning is making money. It's just all that is achievable. Making money. There is no end to it and enough never appears to be enough. Acquiring more money is "seen" as being successful. Acquisition is only taking since it can never be created. Finite resources like a country's gold reserves 'values' a nation. Same with shares: split the number of shares as a two for one deal and halve the value. There's no actual increase. But it makes them more affordable by making them half the price. Share price going up (and down) because of 'confidence' shows just how volatile and dangerous it can be. But as either as a Winner or a Loser. Cannot be both at the same time. Some win and an equal number lose. Based on a belief that money is god. How often have there been major losers in the very boring repetitive crashes and all the losers to balance the books of the redistribution.
An illustrative example is taken from 27th November 2009 and £44bn. The phrase "...wiped off..." is commonly used. Reports by 29th November 2009 are that the same amount has been "...added to the value of...". Undoubtedly, the majority of shares are owned by large corporations and so the share value of these businesses is affected. It's more about confidence than "creating wealth", but shows the volatile nature of redistribution.
The redistribution of 'wealth': £44bn added to... There never was this value in the first place, but trading in shares inflates them. Buyers' 'confidence' distorts real worth and skews true 'value'. The companies were possibly grossly overvalued and like a house of cards built on air will inevitably come crashing down as it grows more and more unstable.
This could simply be that there is no other ability. And so do more of this limited achievement. Achieve more. Make more money. To some this is real success. The current total is forever increasing balanced by increasing losses. Tomorrow will be more. It is easy to forget that from a finite pool, the more that is ‘won’ then a balance equal to this amount must be ‘lost’.
Spiritually the 'winner' is actually empty. The more 'winning' that is achieved is matched only by a loss of spiritual development. The 'winner' is actually a 'loser'.
© Louis Brothnias (2007)