A host of recent news and events have made it startlingly clear that money’s role in our lives is of phenomenal importance. Currency always drove the decisions of businesses and influenced the habits of individuals. These days, though, it seems to be a highly valued factor that shapes entire organizations, communities, and even global systems. Administrations evaluate the effectiveness of their policies on savings or money generated. World leaders use money as their justification to implement or remove laws.
In response, there is a movement pushing against all things capitalism. So far, it’s manifested itself in such ways as minimalism, tiny homes, simple living, and experience-focused lifestyles. Even this website was, in a way, created as a reaction to the same situation.
Why the strong sentiment now? Why such a rejection of money now?
Perhaps it’s because we’ve now saturated ourselves with a common misconception—that money determines value.
We don’t usually bring such heavy topics to Milieu Forager—after all, our mission is to “showcase life’s fleeting moments as masterpieces to be appreciated”. However, it is also our responsibility to reflect our milieu and address its issues. These situations shape our collective ability to appreciate the fleeting moments.