The Opposite of Consumption Is Not Thrift
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?
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