The Opposite of Consumption Is Not Thrift

by | Jan 17, 2011 | Cultural Creativity


It’s generosity.


Want to change the economy?

Examine your ideas around the act of exchanging. When you are buying or selling, what are you thinking about?

What can I get?

What can I give?

What if you approached the exchange of goods and services as a generous act?

What if, as the buyer or as the seller, you felt the value of, and were grateful for, what you were receiving and, as a result, wanted to give freely? How might that change your exchanges?

What if buyers and sellers entered every exchange with a cooperative and giving perspective?

What kind of economy would be possible?

photo credit: micha.e

Tara Joyce

Written by Tara Joyce

Hello! I'm Tara Joyce, author of “Pay What It’s Worth: You Don’t Need to Set a Price on Value,” forthcoming from Integral Publishers. I live in Toronto, Canada with my pioneering and waste-loving husband, my hilariously self-assured toddler daughter, and my troublesome canine son. I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination and through sharing it with others. LEARN MORE

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The Opposite of Consumption Is Not Thrift

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