The Opposite of Consumption Is Not Thrift

by | Jan 17, 2011 | Cultural Creativity

Generosity

It’s generosity.

Cooperation.

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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