By: Aleece Germano
As a social entrepreneur, I have observed that our society truly does not value things that do not come with a price tag. Thanks to thousands of years of conditioning, attaching a numeric value to anything and everything has become so deeply ingrained in our collective psyche that if something does not come with a price tag, it seems valueless to us.
Consequently, the simple things in life such as, clean air, friendship, peace, happiness, love, and even leisure time are often overlooked, disrespected and/or undervalued. When we prioritize monetary value over intrinsic value, the result can be disastrous.
How many times have you made decisions based on a dollar amount rather than your gut feeling or instinct? Have you ever let money or something of value end a friendship or relationship?
Some more questions:
What is the real price of free?
Do we need to assign a price to the priceless?
Is commodification really the answer?
How long will this continue until it’s too late?
How do we undo all this conditioning?