Sunday, 11 September 2011

Why would you buy something if your neighbour would lend it to you whenever you wanted to use it?

Why would you buy something if your neighbour would lend it to you whenever you wanted to use it?

Why not be that neighbour for someone else nearby, by letting them all know what you are willing to stretch yourself to lend?
You might do this to build community, to meet people nearby with similar interests, to increase the possibility of human behaviour becoming sustainable on a planet of finite resources. Or to save money. Either way, it makes sense; as long as we take responsibility for how we're doing it. Some people take deposit money. Always agree the replacement value & intended return date. And for some, the most efficient way to get social capital (ie connections of value) out of the stuff they own, is on-line. If you want to see the online version, try our website or our friend's:
http://freelender.org
www.streetbank.com
If you don't like using the web and want to ring a number to find out if anyone has x,y,z, then we hope you'll offer time to help this develop, or ring me for the latest news and your chance to offer tools, leisure equipment or whatever. Time you give to this initiative can be "time-banked" so that you can claim it back from a network of people offering care, courses, or other leisure/maintenance activities.
Lending plus borrowing plus time-banking extends neighbourliness. It's worth it because the risk of not sharing more in St Leonards is greater!
I'd love to hear where you are now in relation to these ideas? An "early adopter"? Or part of the early majority? Or you'll wait until everyone else does it first?

Kind regards
Paul
(Co-ordinator of the "St Leonards Sharing" Consortium : www.stleonardssharing.info)
(Co-ordinator of "Hastings & St Leonards Action for Happiness":
www.agoodweek.info)


Dear friend,
How are you? Is there anything that I can do to make things (even) better for you?

Kind regards
Paul
(Co-ordinator of the "St Leonards Sharing" Consortium : www.stleonardssharing.info)
(Co-ordinator of "Hastings & St Leonards Action for Happiness":
www.agoodweek.info)

0780 70 66 202 -phone calls often preferred to emails -for connection, clarity and making plans cooperatively.

(Does your local wellbeing group support your personal happiness, your inter-personal sharing, and the wellbeing of all? http://local-well-being-group.blogspot.com/)
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Life's short; compose your quarrels. (from The Dhammapada)

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