Incase you haven’t noticed, nothing is free. Everything comes at a price. Even the oxygen we breath come at the exchange rate of carbon dioxide.
You may be thinking that I’m insane for even suggesting air is anything but free. Even the homeless have all the air than can take. They may have to beg for food and water, but air is definitely free.
Every breath of air I take from Nature, is immediately compensated with the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide. Nature’s take.
There is no purer exchange of energy. It’s Our first agreement in this existence.
The agreement is simple and straight forward. Nature provides me with all the air I can handle and in return I will provide Her with equal amounts of carbon dioxide. Win, win.
Now what we do with the air is up to us. The agreement clearly states: “as much as I can handle.”
For normal function, I don’t seem to require much air. I require more air when I get hungry and have to get up and find food. Food and water is a little harder to get, but with all this abundant air, it’s really quite simple. I just need to get a little creative. And the more I want to create, the more air I tend to need. Good thing I have as much as I can handle.
Now the original agreement doesn’t stipulate details, but it does seem to imply that if we take the air, we also accept everything else that comes with it. Nature at it’s best.
Now going head on against Nature I will always lose. Lucky for Us, She’s easily befriended and provides anything I can possibly want. Literally and figuratively, low hanging fruit. As much as I can handle.
As long as I understand that everything comes at a price and will need to be compensated with an equal amount of energy.
As for the time it takes to pay back, Nature is super lenient. Unlike Air, which demands instant compensation.
We take air for granted because we perceive it to be free. We tend to undervalue the things we don’t pay for with dollars. Like our friends and family.
People are our most valuable commodity and we tend to take each other for granted.
Now that we know everything comes at a price, we can look forward to life giving us what we’re willing to pay for.