The one who pays is the one who decides if what they are paying for is worth the value of whatever they are paying for it.
It has always been this way with money. However, somewhere along the way, men have caused money to misbehave.
Money itself has been given value in capitalist patriarchal empire gameworlds.
When money itself is perceived as valuable people can hoard it. People will kill for money. People will die for money. People attach their identity to how much money they have or do not have.
People spend their lives gambling with money thinking that they are cleverly 'making more money' when in fact they are making nothing of value. They are wasting their lives and contributing nothing to the life and well being of their village.
In next culture, money is no longer valid. Next culture - archearchy - is the culture that is rapidly emerging beneath the news radar around the world as matriarchy and patriarchy run their predictable course.
In next culture, money is replaced by 'Gaias', a natural value currency.
Understanding the difference between Gaias and money is like understanding the difference between weight and mass.
Weight is measured, for example, in Pounds.
Mass is measured, for example, in Kilograms.
Anywhere you go in the universe a Kilogram of any substance has the same amount of mass. But the weight of that mass changes depending on the local Gravitational Field Constant which is pulling on it.
Specifically, if you put 27.2155 Kilograms of anything on a scale on Earth that measures in Pounds, the 27.2155 Kilograms will weigh 60 Pounds.
If you take these same 27.2155 Kilograms of anything to the Moon it will still exist as 27.2155 Kilograms of mass, which takes the same amount of energy to accelerate or decelerate. But the 27.2155 Kilograms will weigh one sixth as much on the Moon - only 10 Pounds - because the pull of gravity on the Moon is one sixth the pull of gravity on the Earth.
Ordinary currencies are like the mass in Kilograms. They can be converted through currency exchange rates from one currency to the next.
Gaias cannot be converted to any other currency because there is no exchange rate with any other currency. Gaias are like weight in Pounds, the value of which changes on the circumstances and the negotiations that are worked out between people.
This is why there can be no exchange rate for Gaias' natural value. Gaias are relational.
With traditional western currencies, nature has no value until money changes hands. A tree is worthless until it is cut down, sawed into boards, and sold at the lumber yard. The more manufactured nature gets, the more value it has in the currencies that are killing planet Earth and her delicately complex ecosystems.
With Gaias, nature has tremendous value before any human being does anything. Nature is valued from being alive, one tree at a time, because nature planted the tree, for example, long ago and nurtured its health until now. The tree has value for being a tree as it interacts with the whole of the ecosystems. The same with all of nature which modern culture refers adolescently to as 'natural resources' that can be mined, harvested, and consumed. Because the ecosystems are not being replenished of value in kind, modern culture is criminal, in fact, criminally insane, to allow anyone to wantonly destroy the delicate balances in nature upon which all life on Earth depends absolutely.
When you understand how Gaias work you become part of the value exchange chain. You enter the ecosystem, creating and receiving value. Each value you create and each value you receive can be negotiated according to its worth compared to sprouting, planting, and caring for a one-year-old living tree.
We might have had a future if we started using Gaias 6000 years ago.
You can still begin using Gaias now.