Make no mistake about it, we sell ourselves, mostly we do it freely. We sell our time, a piece of our life and our minds. The part of our life we sell is gone. The time we spend working is not our time, we sold it. And for that part of our lives we are paid. The money represents that part of our life we have sold.
In that regard money is a very personal thing. To take someones money is to take a part of their life. We sell one minute of our life in order to buy that beer we drink. Three months of our life every year, we sell that part of ourself in order to own a place to call our own. We trade with each other, parts of ourselves in order to have what we could not make or do for ourselves. The results are mostly good, but there is nothing noble about it. If you take my money, then you own me something for it. You have taken a piece of me and it had damn well have been freely given.
It's important to understand this reality, before you tell a person or a people that they owe you something. Be it money or services that cost money. Ether directly taking that money or by way of another taking it for you. If you are not compensating them for it. If they do not agree that their money should be taken. You are enslaving them, one little part of their life at a time. A minute at a time, maybe an hour of their life, many a year. But you are asking them to be your slaves.
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