Sharing is Mindset
Our modern society is aimed towards personal property and worldly possessions. The idea there often are feelings of prestige and self-worth. But societies change and so do their standards. Property alone doesn’t give people wings. Imagine seeing things as a connection to other people! Imagine to simply enjoy more! We are at the threshold from the I‑feeling to the us-feeling and are rediscovering ourselves as individuals at the same time. Sharing helps us to define this change.
Sharing is beneficial
The change from property to benefit requires a deeper understanding of what is beneficial. How often do we only have things just to own them? That alone often twists the relation. Our things begin to own us, becoming more of a burden. Pure possession is rigid. True benefit is dynamic, though, and lets us rediscover the true value of things. Sharing emphasizes the joy of using something and frees us from the burden of rigid possession.
Sharing is community
Community is a basic human need. It secures our continued existence and quality of living. Today’s society of consumption often pushes back the value of community. Through sharing, we learn again to cooperate and act in each others best interest. While doing so, we absolutely can choose our own community and shape it according to our wishes and needs. That’s how sharing brings us closer together again.
Sharing is quality
Through today’s common accumulation of property, quality is often a secondary concern. Sharing can be a way out of the need to consume endlessly. If we share our possessions with others, not everyone has to buy everything.
That way, each of us can focus on a few items of high quality that we use together, thus saving money and precious time. The result: our personal quality of living increases as well.
Sharing is consideration
The consumption of resources is one of the biggest problems caused by humans on Earth. And its just getting worse. Often, it’s not even about what we need for living. We consume, because we’re used to our systems working that way. Through sharing, we can develop a more careful use of resources. That means more consideration for our ecosystem, society and ourselves.
Sharing is freedom
Possession means responsibility. Thus, we constantly invest time, money and energy, sacrificing freedom and effortlessness. I still have to maintain a bike I don’t use. If a garden starts to demand too much work and effort, it stops being joyful and begins to be a chore. But it doesn’t have to be this way: sharing divides the burden of taking care and maintaining on several shoulders. Freedom returns. Effortlessness is present again.