GDP, Gross Domestic Product, GDJ, Gross Domestic Joy, Profit, Money, Happiness, Living, Dave James Horn, David Horn, Dave Horn, David James Horn, Visible Thoughts

I have a proposal
A new measurement
A better way
Been looking at the figures
And what they show about real lives
I don’t know what to say

Gross domestic product
The money we all make
High or low
People’s faces struggle to smile
Don’t have that special glow
You know

So, how about it?
Forget profit
Let’s measure gross domestic joy
The happiness and contentedness
Of every man and woman
Girl and boy

Because I feel that joy is more important
And when it could all be over in an instant
Does that soulless job
Or money in the bank
Fill your soul with light
And delight

I bet not
And don’t get me wrong
In our economic system
Money has it’s place
We have just elevated it
Up to too higher a place

But joy is special
Joy is at the heart of life
Forget your money
It can’t be bought for any price
It can just be

Joy births smiles
It’s side effects include happiness
And laughter
It is in the small and the big
It is ours to find
A sign of life living finesse

Gross national joy
If that is as our aim
Can you imagine the place, the policies
The perfect actualisation of life,
Love and philosophy
I think it could be the future

Dave James Horn ©

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