The Price of Everything, the Value of Nothing

014-golden-currency-symbols-free-vectorContemporary culture monetizes everything. We put a price on things, on situations, and even sentient beings. We calculate the return on investment of our time, resources, and efforts, and act in order to secure some elusive profit.

In refusing to recognize the intrinsic worth of people, non-human animals, and our relationships, we inhabit a hostile world, characterized by savage competition, profit margins, and advantage —and the price we pay is isolation and loneliness.

Another way is possible. When we opt for solidarity, kindness, compassion, and reciprocity, we realize that, in the final analysis, happiness is shared, or it shatters.

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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2 Responses to The Price of Everything, the Value of Nothing

  1. Pieter Navis says:

    it’s interesting to note that all the currency signs in the image above have lines which cross the symbol. As if they’re already pointing out to what you’re saying..

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