A conversation came up today about a woman that invented a self cleaning house. Her name was Frances Gabe, and she was a person that didn’t fit with the status quo.
She didn’t just design the house, she patented it, and 68 devices within the house were patented as well.
Most ideas get lost, as patenting is neither cheap or simple, marketing ideas is challenging because it’s all about getting people to part with hard earned money. Development never happens for the sake of it outside people’s garages or homes.
How many diseases cured, how many social problems, inventions, even just life simplifiers that would take some of the stress and anxiety away, haven’t happened due to lack of education to that person working minimum wage or manual labor in a developing nation with the right potential?
They may dream big, or not. Walking around day to day completely unaware that if given the right opportunity, they could help society move that tiny bit forward.
How many house wives, have ideas every day, even on a smaller scale like Frances did?
There’s a little toy wheelbarrow thong that you roll around and it picks up blocks. It’s just a matter of time someone combines it with a roomba and makes it able to pick up toys, clothes and dirt and holds it in a hopper for easy sorting, instead of bending over hundreds of times a day.
If I was smart, rich and had time I’d invent and build such a thing.
But, I’m in the majority. So because I hate bending over all day, and figure it’s a huge waste of spine and maybe I’m lazy, I sweep it in a pile and sort it in one spot once a day.
The industrial revolution and consumerism got us pretty far in advancements, but it’s all stalling now. Politicians are doing everything they can to help the rich squeeze the last bit out of a failing market that it becoming increasingly automated.
People are aware that job security is scarce, and mist, feel unfulfilled and lost in it all.
There needs to be an immediate fundamental shift in society if we wish to move forward, money, wealth need to become a thing of the past.
Reconnection to community, via use of skills, ideas and potential, acceptance of the eccentric for what they truly offer, opportunity to develop ideas and test them, develop them more. Just for the sake of it.
Give humanity the chance to flourish and see that individuals if they so choose a chance to explore their full potential.
How many brilliant minds have you met in your life, wasted via addiction and diseases of despair, just because they had so much to offer, but just weren’t shiny, cool, rich or connected enough?
I know at least six off the top of my head. Maybe more if I think for a while. It’s sad…
How many more before society sees value in doing fulfilling things for the sake of personal growth, curiosity, simplicity, or to help others?
This is my wish for today.
To see a fundamental shift in social values, and to negate the need for money as we know it.