Today’s prompt was suggested by my good buddy Rarasaur! I just wanted to give her a quick shout out and to tell you guys that if you’re not following this feisty dinosaur that you should. Rara is caring, compassionate, funny, and entertaining. I love reading her stuph™ and you will, too. Now get on over there and check her out! No, not like that, perverts! I mean read her blog! Ugh.
Now, on to Rara’s wonderful topic.
Wow, this is a tough one. I’m not quite sure why you’d want to regress at all, but let me put my thinking cap on.
I got it! No, wait. Never mind. It got away.
Nope, I got it again! Okay.
Money. That’s what I would un-invent. Money. It’s horrible what people do for it.
Honestly, take a look at all things wrong in the world today and you can trace a majority of it back to the insatiable lust for money. Robberies, murders, blackmail, deceit, dishonesty, wars, deforestation, and many other things all trace back to the almighty dollar.
The rich continue to get richer while the poor get poorer. Those with money make the decisions for damn near everyone who doesn’t have money. Look at the oil companies and the monopoly they have on energy. It seems they’re all in cahoots. When a gas station raises their prices so do all the others. Look at the medical insurance and costs in this country. A visit to your primary care doctor costs $120. $120 for the doctor to walk in, listen to you bitch about your symptoms, and then prescribe you an antibiotic. What the fuck? Watch your TV commercials. Lawyers clamoring for you to sue somebody, anybody who has ever wronged you so YOU can get the money YOU deserve. Pathetic.
I can’t answer the second or third parts of the questions because I have no idea what the potential repercussions would be and I certainly don’t have a suggestion for any alternatives. I’m no economist and I’m certainly not qualified to make decisions such as these, but I just get sickened when I see what some people will do for money. Obviously a barter system would never work since those with money control almost everything that happens they obviously wouldn’t agree to it.
Sorry. This kind of turned into a rant, didn’t it? Oh, well. I’m sure I’m gonna get a lot of nasty comments about this one, but this is what came to me while I pondered what I would un-invent and this really was the only thing I could come up with. Money equals power and too many people want it and destroy others in the process of trying to get it. As for myself, as long as I have enough to provide for my family and have a few nice things I’m fine. I don’t need to hoard millions or influence world events. Oh, well.
What about you, dearest reader? Would you un-invent something? What would it be?
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