Talking about needing money.. I really wish we didn't need money, that there wasn't such a thing as rent. I see so many people trapped in jobs that are boring and frankly, not in the slightest bit useful to 'the world'. Of course, there are loads of people that love their job with a passion, but there are (from what I can see) many, many more who don't. I see people working for money, not for fulfilment.
I think this is a shame. Not only because people get depressed and struggle with the meaning of life or struggle to 'fit in' (this is a horrible thing too). But because so much talent, passion and energy to create things is wasted. Imagine what the world would look like if people got the space that the need for money and a meaningless job took away from them. Imagine if projects wouldn't be done because of money that could be made out of it, but just because someone had the passion to do it.
Last year I was in Spain in the summer. I went to a place filled with creativity. Right next to the highway, in and under the trees there was like a city of treehouses (or maybe; tree-towers). It was amazing.. There were statues, little houses, paintings, a maze, little bridges and these enormous towers in the trees. I found out they were made by just one very small man. José. He started building when he retired from his job and made this place, just because he felt like it, free for everyone to visit.
I can't stop thinking what wonders he would have made if he could have started building when he was younger. And what else people could create...