“We’ve all been given a gift, the gift of life. What we do with our lives is our gift back”
Everyone’s time should be valued equally, regardless of the skill or service they contribute. The value of our time, our lives, is infinite.
When people’s needs are met and when their talents and gifts are shared and recognized, we create the world in which we’d like to live, a world of unlimited possibility where each person supports, and is supported by, the whole.
Photo by tcdavis.
Watch this short video based on the the book Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition by Charles Eisenstein.
Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth.
Today, these trends have reached their extreme - but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.
FULL VIDEO CREDITS
Directed & Edited by Ian MacKenzie
Producers: Ian MacKenzie, Velcrow Ripper, Gregg Hill
Cinematography: Velcrow Ripper, Ian MacKenzie
Animation: Adam Giangregorio, Brian Duffy
Music: Chris Zabriskie
Additional footage: Steven Simonetti, Pond 5, Youtube
Stills: Kris Krug, NASA
Special thanks: Charles Eisenstein, Stella Osorojos, Hart Traveller, Clara Roberts-Oss, Line 21 Media