Me and my crazy hair were laying in my white pillowy soft bed this morning coming up with ways to save the world. Not really ways to save the world, but solve the economic problem we have put ourselves in. The more I thought about it the more furious I became. This is what I want to know.
*Why do businesses pay 1 MAN $52 million dollars annually to run 1 corporation?
*Why don't we, as a collective (I know there are some amazing people who don't fit into this category) ever get, that we need to live within our means.
*Why don't we learn from the past?-- hello just read the Book of Mormon already and ingrain that pride cycle into your brain.
So, my crazy morning hair and I were laying there looking around my room and, I thought-- I love my bedroom, I love my house, it would kill me to lose it. Insert swift kick to the head here. Duh, Sarah there's the answer to ALL of your questions. You care about something that doesn't matter.
We pay men $52 million dollars because we value things way more than we value anything else. We don't learn to live within our means, because we value things way more than we value anything else. And -- yes I am starting a sentence with and-- We don't learn from the pride cycle-- because, get this, we are human-- and obviously our generation wasn't smart enough to learn from past generations and we have to reap what we have sowed.
The easy answer to me is-- control-- control how much we pay our CEO's-- control how much we are aloud to HAVE-- then we won't care more about things-- Oooh, that's sounding slightly communistic and just a little like Satan's plan.
The free market system works-- when you have faith in Heavenly Father and trust in him. The free market system works even better when we have our priorities straight and don't let greed take over. Unfortunately, we are on the down-slope of this crazy cycle and fortunately we will make it through.
Bring it on, I don't NEED my house, I NEED shelter, I NEED my family, I NEED the gospel, and most importantly I NEED the atonement of Jesus Christ, so that imperfect prideful woman can find her way back to her loving Heavenly Father. Those are the things I NEED.
If you have the perfect solution, I would LOVE to hear it.