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The vicious cycle of our new economy – Part 3. Single Income model

The economic structure ruling the western world have a very simple set of principles. Promising the survival of the system and its rulers. In many ways, the only way the elite could promise the continuation of such an unequal mechanism, is to maintain a certain level of ignorance in the masses. For the sake of truly understand why the rich get richer while the rest stay poor, I believe it is time to open our eyes to some simple and logical principals. As I’m limiting myself in the length and complexity of each posts, the subject will spread on a few posts

The foundations of our current economic system require the existence of 3 different models, functioning simultaneity and supporting each other. “The Single income model”, “The multiple income model” and “The socio-economic separative model”. At this post we will concentrate in the first one.

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The Single income model can be defined in the following manner – A model in which an individual is supporting his existence by the creation of only 1 source of income while be committed to a multiple channel of spending. As you could figure out yourself, the majority of the population is surviving based on this model.

This kind of living is unstable and fragile. To start with, the income of the individual is the only mean of survival. While a massive imbalance exists between the channels of income/expenses. In many cases, the commitment of an individual (by contracts) to rents, bills and services put a high minimal price tag on the monthly required income of the person in questions.  In case a mathematical equilibrium exist between the income to expenses (Income= expenses). The need to maintain a specific job, will be required for the sake of not defaulting the obligations. In such a model, the worker become oblige to continue his employment regardless of the terms he will get.

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As you can see, I did not add many trivial costs. As free time hobbies, alcohol, cigarette, kids, vacations unexpected expenses and so on. The fragility and inflexibility of this model is clear. Logically, to maintain such a system for a long period in a safe manner will require the income to constantly be higher than the total expenses. Moreover, it is crucial that the employment itself will be secure, for all the period of the individual life. A reality of employment that do not exists in our generation.

Looking on the market of our days, the capacity of an individual to keep his job for a long period is limited. The general expenses are constantly rising due to inflation and our growing need for consumerism. In the reality, in such a model the capacity to save money is very smallIn many cases, a person will require a life time to save enough money for being considered rich. The idea of taking a loan is not a solution. The only thing that it does, is adding a momentary income for the sake of paying it back with interest. Which is another expenses in the balance.

This model promise survival, as one will manage to live in many cases comfortably as long as he cooperates with the system. From the other side, it is exactly this long-term cooperation that is needed for the sake of promising the survival of the elite and maintaining their enrichment.

Does it make sense to you? Can you identify your self-working based on this model?

This post is part of series, describing in simple world the economy of our days.

Share with me your thoughts. Awareness and open conversation are the keys for the creation of a better future.

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Constructive Education – Part 5. The importance of teachers

To promise a constructive reform in the field of education,  the importance of teachers in the system cannot be ignored. During all our conversation about constructive education, we focused on the principals that should lead the system itself. To promise a better level of education for our children, a general guideline should be established. this standard will promise that our children will get the right tools needed to handle with their future. Which is a necessity for the creation of a better society. In the end of it, it is our children that will have to handle with the mistake we are doing today and it is their decision that will bring us to a better or worth path.

At this post I would like to concentrate a moment in the teachers. That are in charge of the practical education of our children’s.The teacher role is extremely important and affect greatly how the students (especially kids) are perceiving the massage. We can all remember in our personal life, at least one amazing teacher that made a topic fascinating. From the other side. we all had one horrible teacher that probably made the time in her classroom intolerable. Without any doubt, what kind of information we are trying to pass to our children is extremely important. Nonetheless, the kind of teacher that is passing the information makes difference in the young people mind. Affecting their motivation and capacity to evolve positively.

Regardless of all kind of opinions hold by many people regarding the profession of public teaching. The job is demanding and hard. Handling with kids is complicated, not to talk about adolescents. They have a little amount of patient, not a lot of focus, they will always prefer to be outside or just doing something else. Not to talk about the need to of interaction with each others. Many parents cannot handle with 1-3 kids (their own kids), in a comfortable environment called home. When I say handle, I do not even refer to teach or educate, just to keep them calm and obedient.

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A teacher need to handle with 20-30 kids every day. They need to teach them staff they normally do not have the will to learn by themselves. In a closed room environment, Which are not the optimal condition for educating any person. Such an occupation requires self-motivation, endless patient, a deep believe in the cause and the capacity to be flexible in front of probably the hardest audience possible.

It is true that teacher get many vacations and work less hours than a banker for example (not always true as well). But for the sake of keeping a clear head, coming every day with new patient and hold the daily dedication to handle with our kids, they deserve it without any doubt. Teachers are shaping our children and giving them the education, we do not have the time to give.

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I agree that not all the teachers are perfect, but no one is. The majority of these people have chosen to take this professional path out of a personal belief. In the majority of the cases, the incapacity of a teachers to do her job, do not come from her unwillingness or incapacity. But from being exhausted or suffocated by a system, that do not support their needs. enduring a growing lack of respect from the side of the parents.

In a separate post, I will present a list that compare the average salaries of teachers around the world, compared to the average salary of their country of residence. As you can already guess, in the majority of the countries, a teacher salary is lower than the average salary of the country. Creating a better educational system, requires to establish some healthy principal that I group under the name “Constructive Education”. But without creating a better and more supportive system for the teachers, the information and philosophy imposed based on those healthy principals,will never give us what we are searching for. Which is, to promise a better education for our children’s regardless of their sex, color or race on a global scale.

Are you a teacher? Are you a frustrated parent? What is your opinion in the subject?

Awareness and open conversation is the key for the creation of a better future.

Don’t miss the previous post in the subject.