20 January 2018
What's that about a good credit score?
The world in which we live is full of societal constructs that aim to keep us suppressed and trapped. Take, for instance, a credit score.
We have it smashed into us from our early twenties that we absolutely must have a good credit score. To have a bad one is almost something shameful and you’re somehow an irresponsible adult. But what is a good credit score actually for? To be able to get into more debt. It’s a trap.
We’re told from a young age that we can - and must - specialise in one thing for the rest of our lives and that if we don’t we’ll be tossed aside from society as a jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none. Yet, this is another societal construct that was invented at the same time as the industrial revolution. Industry needed compliant workers that were good to just do one thing for the rest of their lives. Never mind that people like Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, Nicola Tesla, Raphael, and the ilk were versed in a multitude of disciplines.
How many other things in life do we just blindly accept? Things that we can change with effort that could in turn change the world? This is how innovations happen. This is also how revolutions happen.