Everyone knows the joy of giving and sharing, and the power it generates within a community.
However, the excitement we get from receiving can fade quickly.
Sharing makes our lives richer, and helping others improve their lives as well as bringing us a sense of wonderful self worth.
Each one of us has the chance to help out, whether it's by making a neighbour happy, assisting a total stranger, or turning up for a cause we care about.
Showing a little kindness can go a long way in improving people's lives and making the world better for everyone.
The sharing economy is a socio-economic structure in which services are traded, but what makes it different from other economies is that the consumers share in the creation, production and circulation of the service/goods.
To give you an idea of the sharing economy is action, here are two well-known examples of sharing economy apps:
AirBnb is a great example of the sharing economy. With AirBnb, you are able to rent out part, or all, of your home to people for a short period of time. This direct to consumer approach enables the homeowner to earn some cash, and at the same time provides a service for the renter.
Over the past decade, Uber has changed the way we travel. It is now considered a prime example of the sharing economy at work. It provides the driver with a hub in which they can provide their service, and it provides the customer a safe place whereby they can make a journey.
Giving from the heart truly brings joy into your life and feeds your soul. Giving offers an internal reward that is considerably more precious than the present itself.
Mahatma Gandhi knew the joy of giving and sharing, having once said, “To find yourself, lose yourself in the service of others.”
The ability to give without expecting anything in return is the key to experiencing true joy.
Giving pushes you outside of yourself and enables you to grow past your physical boundaries and making other people happy, as opposed to being selfish, is how one finds meaning, fulfilment, and happiness in life.
You can do your part to build a better, more collaborative world. All you need is to take the first step.
HiKinjo encourages you to give and share in your community from the moment you sign up. From searching for 'dog walkers near me' or 'gardeners near me,' there is something for everyone!