Why commerce ...


... works so very well:

This thought belongs in the train with the other question of that same day:  Where is the strongest anchor ... in me or in the world ? ... point being that (1) human commerce is a extremely strong anchor, perhaps the strongest ... and (2) it is not inside, but rather outside.  One might think, with that kind of power behind anchoring outside of one's self, there might be something said to anchoring in that direction.

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Mark de LA says
seth 2014-09-30 08:01:37 17802
choy 2014-09-30 07:48:23 17802
Too bad you missed econ 101 .
Something of value & rare like gold was the barter from antiquity.
Some primitive societies use things like cowrie shells, salt or something to motivate an exchange.
Whores use pussy.
A safe place to store the more valued things like gold gave forth banks, lending & credit etc. Fiat currencies like our federal reserve notes & computer accounting lost the notion of barter & value & empower governments to alter the balance.


none of that bears on why money works so well. 
All of it bears on why money works.  Whether it is well or not is something else.
One can not spend all the gold or valuable stuff one has at the time of acquisition so it gets stored for later use. The less a commodity of barter the more it becomes flexible - that is it's charm. Flexibility can build relationships good & bad.  Money as a score card is just the old Midas thingy. Money as a vote on business practices is another.  Money as power of the state to force people's behavior is yet another.


Seth says
choy 2014-09-30 07:48:23 17802
Too bad you missed econ 101 .
Something of value & rare like gold was the barter from antiquity.
Some primitive societies use things like cowrie shells, salt or something to motivate an exchange.
Whores use pussy.
A safe place to store the more valued things like gold gave forth banks, lending & credit etc. Fiat currencies like our federal reserve notes & computer accounting lost the notion of barter & value & empower governments to alter the balance.


none of that bears on why money works so well. 

Mark de LA says
One big benefit of money is it provides for division of labor.  How would you build a Boeing 777 with a multi million number of parts produced throughout the world by barter of chickens & pumpkins?

Division of labor provides that those who are the most skilled can work on what they are most skilled at doing & become even more skilled by rubbing against those who have mastered their trades.


Seth says
Well the thought was not really about money ... but any kind of human commerce.  Money being just a intermediary catalyst. 

This thought belongs in the train with the other question of that same day:  Where is the strongest anchor ... in me or in the world ? ... point being that (1) human commerce is a extremely strong anchor, perhaps the strongest ... and (2) it is not inside, but rather outside.  One might think, with that kind of power behind anchoring outsdide of one's self, there might be something said to anchoring in that direction.

Seth says
choy 2014-10-01 10:53:23 17802
  I wonder where you got the definition & concept of it.

give me a break, tethering something movable or erratic to something stationary or reliable is a common human experience ... no need to be in the navy to comprehend it.  i presume i learned it in babyhood.

Seth says
choy 2014-10-01 08:00:22 17802
seth 2014-10-01 07:48:14 17802
Well the thought was not really about money ... but any kind of human commerce.  Money being just a intermediary catalyst. 

This thought belongs in the train with the other question of that same day:  Where is the strongest anchor ... in me or in the world ? ... point being that (1) human commerce is a extremely strong anchor, perhaps the strongest ... and (2) it is not inside, but rather outside.  One might think, with that kind of power behind anchoring outsdide of one's self, there might be something said to anchoring in that direction.
I guess that must be why you changed the title. The rest of your stuff doesn't correlate to anchors & commerce.  We really can't produce all we need in a modern world to survive.  Ever watch any of the Wild Alaska TV programs where some people try to live isolated from the rest on just what they grow & can kill & eat while building their shelters to resist cold winters & things like bears?
Even with that they are TV programs so there is the modern world viewing it & they bought & didn't make their guns & heavier equipment.  I think you have munged anchoring (at least as an NLP concept) with something else of unknown character.


Well to comprehend this, i suggest forgeting for a moment Tony Robbin's use of the word "anchor" in his jargon, and using just the usual meaning of the word:  "a heavy object attached to a rope or chain and used to moor a vessel to the sea bottom, typically one having a metal shank with a ring at one end for the rope and a pair of curved and/or barbed flukes at the other."  ... in other words something to hold things fast ... make them reliable.  Another word for the same thing is "bind".

It is hard for me now to be oblivious to the fact that commerce binds my personal life to the world of humanity and anchors it there.  Sans those bindings, my life would float on the choppy shifting oceans of my personal whims.  It is not just inadvertent that monks in a monastery are usually isolated from the concerns of commerce and the necessities of sustenance.  It is just so their minds can be freed to swim in the other direction ... viz see your immediate response to this item.



Seth says

Yes, "Art tied & fastened to a metal drag ? ", is in fact the situation.  Thing is, me thinks, value judgement regarding doing or not doing that, is quite out of place here ... in some situations it is exactly what necessarily needs to be done ... others not ... sometimes we drop anchor ... sometimes we pull it up and sail away ... our habits plastic indeed.  Commerce anchors our fickle peculiar inner lives to our common human experience ... and that is why is works so very well.  That is why it is so very important to our humanity.

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