Thursday, January 16, 2014

Giftivism: Another Name for 'Sharing'

Pavi Mehta - Giftivism: Reclaiming the Priceless

"Giftivism: the practice of radically generous acts that transform the world. History has seen giftivists in all corners - Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and so forth. People who believed that when we change ourselves, we can fundamentally change the world. But this ability isn't restricted to social change giants. The seeds of giftivism lie in each of us. But to tap into it we have to do something all these people did. We have to upturn one of the core assumptions of economics - the assumption that people always act to maximize self-interest. The assumption that we are inherently selfish beings. Giftivism flips that idea on its head. What practices, systems and designs emerge when we believe people WANT to behave selflessly?" In this heart-stirring talk filled with real-life stories, writer Pavi Mehta describes the path of Giftivism and the vast potential it holds for returning us to the priceless.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Mark Boyle - The Moneyless Man

Another inspiring video about living without money

The Man Who Quit Money - Daniel Suelo Interview

See what the subject of Mark Sundeen's book "The Man Who Quit Money" has to say about faith, hunger, health, spirituality, and hitchhiking!