“Life is pretty bleak at the top, too. All the baubles of the rich are phony compensation for the loss of community, loss of connection, loss of meaning. Everyone wants to live a life of meaning. Today we live in a money economy. We don’t depend on the gifts of others. We buy everything. It’s really hard to create community when the underlying knowledge is that we don’t need each other.”
“Joint consumption does not create connection. Only joint creativity and gifts create intimacy and connection.”
This is a shout out to my friend Sabrina Gogol, a late birthday present. Sabrina, you were right all along.
We need to create community to create social change. Give gifts. And have joint creativity together.