by Ashley Schoessow
Within a Collaborative Commons
We are co-creating a mesh,
A sharing vision
Where we are doing more, and owning less
On a quest to connect
With one unified mission:
to support each other during the transition
to a just, beyond sustainable world.
Within the sharing economy
Trust is the most valued currency.
So the more we share
The more we all will have access to.
The more we share our skills, our resources, and the ingenuity
that is inherent within ourselves and within our communities,
the closer we are
to a future of limitless progress and possibility.
We share our problems to find solutions
(and to collaborate)
We share our skills to empower
(and to invite others to act on their fate)
We share knowledge to enlighten
(and to unite people regardless of race or place of origin)
And we share but one religion: Love.
It matters not whether or not your neighbor prays to the same god almighty
For in this new economy we have zero tolerance for fighting or for war
Within this future, no one is out to compete or keep score
Because inclusion is in and isolation is out
and resignation has been replaced by generosity and wit
Move over Darwin, because survival of the fittest
is now the “Thrival of the Nicest”
Get used to it!
For the future of the arts
We share our images and melodies and the stories of our hearts
For the future of our souls
We share our smiles, and our passions for rocks and for rolls
For the future of fashion
We swap our scarves, our shoes, our jewels, and our jeans
For the future of food
We share our yards, our seeds, and our mean lean fat grilling machines
For the future of work
Our offices become collaborative working places
For the future of education and entertainment
We share our computers, our textbooks, and our towns’ open spaces
For the future of business
We exchange our services and skills using local currencies
For the future of hospitality
We open up our spare rooms, our homes and our pantries
For the future of building
We share our tools, our equipment, and our trees
For the future of transport
We rent out our bikes, our rollerblades, and our cars
Because together, we envision a future where
What’s mine is ours.
The Mesh: www.meshing.it
Transition Towns: www.transitionus.org
What’s Mine is Yours: