Economic life is full of splits. Between intentions and results, aspirations and effectiveness.
It is so human to desire security, freedom and power. And why not? There is nothing unreasonable in wanting to raise happy families, be healthy and enjoy life, fulfil our potential and make a meaningful contribution. So we look to prosperity to give us the means by which to enable them.
In the search for prosperity, however, it is not uncommon for a schism (a rift) to open up between the means and the ends. We can see this not only in individual lives, but also in our communities, whether they be commercial businesses or social institutions.
Meanwhile, the elephant in the room is money itself. A key player in prosperity, money remains such a taboo subject that it is one of the most unconscious areas of human life. We neither see it with clarity, nor ourselves in relation to it. As a result, we have a love/hate relationship with it – another divide.