If the world worked on a barter system, how would you fare? Would you have services to barter? Would you be successful, or would you struggle?
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I like to work. Well, let me rephrase that, I like to be productive. I don’t like working more hours than I am living for myself just so one person can make a fortune off of my helping hands. I lot to acquire new skills, to learn and be constantly creating. I don’t mind making money and using it to buy goods and services of my choice. I just prefer making more money for the amount of time I waste before I die.
I do, however, think that if I was to partake in a world that used the barter system, I would probably be more successful than I am now. This is because I have a lot to trade as in goods and services than I do with currency. I would be willing to give up possessions in exchange for bigger and better things. I would be willing to sacrifice more if the incentive was to receive what I wanted.
In the world that we are in now, I work 45 hours a week and travel to and from work an extra 12 1/2 hours a week. So, almost 58 hours a week of my life, I am working to make a low-end salary so that I can live in my apartment and have a car. If we were trading, I would trade movies, dvd players, dressers, clothes, shoes, etc. to receive nicer things or one big something of my choice.
I would also have my skills for service, to write, sing, dance, perform, act, entertain, party plan, organize, clean among of things that currency would pay for I could do in exchange for goods. I believe that I am very resourceful and a born problem solver so I am confident that I would be successful if we were in a world that worked on the barter system.
Right now, I still working on becoming successful in the world of currency and economical failure. Ignorance is bliss.