BEing Points – A Common Value System – by Keimpe de Jong

Posted: September 11, 2013 in Currency/Value Systems, CVACs, One People's Public Trust (OPPT), Skype

Since I have begun my research into Alternative Currency Systems, I have run across some interesting, creative people. Keimpe de Jong is one of those Eternal Essence Embodied.

There are many who feel a transition or bridge between the old and new paradigm systems is necessary for every One to catch up before totally going to a completely cashless society. There are some who feel going “cold-turkey” is the best approach.

Keimpe has come up with a concept of BEing Points!  Enjoy his proposal.



BEing points – A Common Value System
– by Keimpe de Jong
I too think, we can live in a world without money. But we may need a transitioning system where those who aren’t yet as enlightened and need a currency to feel they are treated as equals. This is just a proposal, that could work.
Consider a LETS system where each of us get “100” BEing points per day from the system for free.  You can spend it on whatever you need. These points need no backing, they are given to you for BEing you. And this could be our common exchange value all around the world.
LETS = Local Exchange Trading System
The most used software for LETS is Cyclos:
But there are others that can do nearly the same thing, perhaps even more ?
Cyclos is currently not built to serve BEing points, but a simple adjustment could do that trick. The system is transparent in account value. When it gives daily BEing points to its users and an audit is done to hack-ability.  We are done, it does not need much work.
Heather spoke of gadgets, well those are nice later on.  Some gadgets already exist.  Digital exchange is recommended though.
Why a “100”?
Well my idea is, you are 100% a BEing, it is also easy to make value of a percentage.
You would earn a steady 36500 BEing points per year.  Technically it is desired to avoid comma points.  We can multiply this by any factor of 10 (10/ 100/ 1000).
You sleep “8” hours per day so your sleep is worth (100/24)*8 = 33,333(%).
You eat “3” hours per day, so daily all the food on your table is worth (100/24)*3 = 12,5
(%) points.  It should be a kings meal.
The Cost of Living
The cost of living should be at maximum 50(%)points per day.
The rest of the points, I really do not want to call them credits, as they are given to you, can be saved or spend to do and be all the other nice things.
There remains an incentive to work, if you can, and enjoy a different life if you cannot.
Everybody is able to hire someone else to do a task you cannot.
If you work 8 hours for someone else, they give you 33,333(%) BEing points.
But you can settle this, perhaps you liked their presence and think 25(%)points is fine.
Of course, everything needs to be revalued.
From an egg to a house, from labor to art, from travel to postal transport, etc.
People still want to be able to save, be able to buy a house, a natural amount of savings for a house is 15 years ?
50(%)x 7B x 365 x 15 = 1.943.625 Billion points to house everyone on the planet.
A house thus could cost 273.750 points.
And for even larger structures the price may even exceed this.
BEing Points Cycle
One thing not addressed is the BEing points cycle.
With 7 billion people x 36500, the amount of points in the system grows quickly and without a system taking value out of distribution, deflation happens.  So it is merely a short term (10 years max) teaching tool that money has no value.  How these points expire remains open for discussion.
What is a natural way for them to end ?  A possibility is to date-stamp each point created and expire after (15?) years. That way there will always be a limited amount of points in the system.
These points reflect your energy, your Being.  In that sense I cannot dismiss the work that has been done and the energy that has been given.  My feeling is not to let points expire, look where they accumulate over time and investigate why.  A 10 year maximum seems a natural way to end the use of currency.
The Money Addiction
Look at the adoption rate of the Internet, especially for those in the age-range 45-65 (1995-2005).  Money has been a drug, people are addicted to it, there will be withdrawal, some will do bad things to “get ahead” of others.
If we do not teach all to act in love, I am afraid some will not be able to forgive and do bad things.  The problem seems with this is keeping track of points, people trying to “beat” or “hack” the system.
Well, simply do not, if they try to gain currency in Cyclos, then that is the only hack they can do. And where currency accumulates, you know there is a problem with those persons.  So it actually teaches you where there is a problem. What if money records are public ?  You would not dare to accumulate wealth over others.
Changes Within and Outside Us
In my former country we pay 70% taxes, and it is not enough.  The debt is on average per household is 250% GDP.  Everywhere around the world debt is strangling people taken them hostage.  If everyone can breathe again, and we do away with PTW and the money that was, people will be able to do what they like.
Yes millions of people will have to reinvent themselves, but they are not limited, as they do not have to fear their survival.  It is important to organize community meetings, and educate each other what freedom means.  I know a lot of people that would love to do farming, others would like to build houses.  When you are young some may dream of their dream house, only to find they are not allowed to build it by government.
I got to know many scientists, they just wanted to do their job and make the world better, unlimited by silly constraints they could be able to go forward a lot faster.  Ending the constraints of a country, you would be able to live where you want to, travel where you want to.
Journalists will be able to speak their minds again, all this copycat news is not benefiting humanity.  There are many positive influences if money is not your driving force anymore.  Some things will become expensive, crowd-funding could actually be a solution here.  Money is at least as old as Mesopotamia (former Iraq) and it stopped there too, until it was re-invented.
Why Points
There is a reason why I call this BEing points.  It is not money, it is a given base, which you can use as currency.  We should educate the world (within 10 years) to live in a world without currency.  Being point teaches those that need transition, that you are the value, and that money is created out of nothing. From that they can learn live without money rather quickly.
People will still do jobs, they would do them because they want to help another, being that their own family, or a perfect stranger. If the community agrees to spend 2 hours per week to do the chores no one likes to do, the rest can be spend to do what you love. Do not give any possibility to transfer money into points, so everyone starts at equal footing.  We cannot demand from people to redistribute their belongings, so some will start “richer” then others, no matter what.
Find the comfort of like-minded people around you and let go, we can take care for each other.  We should take care for each other, that is exactly what we expect from all.  I favor the gift economy: I give to you because I care about you, I accept your gift and I am grateful.
By Keimpe de Jong
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