I will give you my perspective, it's not hard to find out if you know where to look namely in the other direction! ;)
No matter how spiritual we are we live in a world of numbers and more numbers. We have a birth date by that a birth number or social security number. Every day we interact with numbers cause we've been thought to do so. The streets have numbers, we move distances in km/miles i.e. numbers, every time we pay something we use numbers.
When you fuel you vehicle you see counter with numbers so you know how many gallons/liters you filled up your tank with. At the grocery store you get a receipt with numbers so you know what you purchased.
You need to be at work at a curtain time .....again ... a number i.e. 08:30 AM. You work your hours that you convert to numbers that you get on one specific or several dates i.e. numbers (salary).
When you go to the doctor to get a prescription you look at the label to see how many pills you should take and you can read how many milligrams/milliliters on the back. We consume food and count for calories and are checking our weight in kilograms or pounds and boy if you don't follow the BMI-norm!!
We go to school and get or tests back with yes you guessed it numbers! We build our buildings and all stuff we have through engineering which uses and measures numbers!
I think you can see where this is going. Right?
The main frame Matrix is our financial system!!! Why? Cause everything is linked to it by our consent. If we are not hooked up with this Matrix, we are poor we are thought. You see the red line from school-work-retirement don't you?
Various dialects have been tried out over the last centuries, the main ones are communism and capitalism which both are not working as you can see if you look around in the world!
Rich countries take advantage of poorer countries resources see Latin America during the 60-70's see India and Africa which always have it's rich continent ripped off ever since the colonial days which by the way always was about gaining resources i.e. money i.e CONTROL!
Capitalism works under the guise of competition and fairness but there is nothing fair with it. A successful business stipulates that you're doing something (goods or services) for one price tag and that you manage to sell it for more than you put in from the beginning, there is the gain.
Which in practicality means someone always looses, right? Why do we always look for tax deductions? In order to gain more of our "scarce" earned money. Why do we earn things for instance? Earn money - just say that a couple of times sounds strange doesn't? This in order to eat sleep and be which is every humans birthright?
I've personally worked within the big corporate world it was actually awesome but I did not see the mechanics behind it then, I worked there for 10 years. I've also been sitting at endless meetings in another context than the large corporate world working with projects negotiating deals within the online gaming industry and P2P solutions with promises up to my neck from people I trusted.
What came out of these meetings was always somebody wanted more i.e. greed.. I just wanted some extra bucks.. ! It was astonishing how people behaved, no I'm not a saint but still I'm always working on being authentic and honest, by this I'm probably naive thinking that everybody is initially good. I worked with numerous texts and translations as well as making really nice websites.. just to find out that somebody else wanted more! I've worked with brokers in different fields and I'll say never trust a broker cause they are a true middlemen.. i.e. waste!
We've been sold that we live in democracy but since most of us work within corporations or organization where democracy is lingering with it's absence this democracy notion is not TRUE! Cause what happens if you don't follow your bosses orders? You get fired.. this makes us afraid of loosing our jobs i.e. numbers oh sorry money etc.. When you vote you actually give your powers away to someone else.. did you think of this?
Then we have our societies self policing by pointing fingers and "look he/she does not work and pay taxes what a bad person... "! Can anybody please tell me where our tax money goes specifically the national taxes? Exactly we don't have the slightest clue.
So capitalism does only work for a small elite... next year 1% will own more than 99% of the population according this article from Davos economic summit in Switzerland this year. Did you know that? This means that our governments have no say whether they admit it or not.
These super rich people do actually know something is up cause they are scared according another article from the same summit! What do they know we have not been briefed on?
But what good does it make if you have lot's of money that you can't use? I've got a strong sense that we'll see huge changes of the Matrix soon and I really hope it will be transparent and open and good for all of us with no restraints.
Why do you think there is such a thing as lotteries? I play them every now and then I admit. It's one of the most obvious signs of the dangling carrot we have! We think we need lot's of money cause we might run out and we'll be happier if we have it but this is not TRUTH.
I can see the MATRIX come down can you? ;)