Freeconomy Blog - November 2007
The Camel and the Mouse
This is a beautiful story given to us by Emma Forsberg (Quantera), just thought I'd share it with you. It' s beautiful and a lesson to all us Camels and Mice...
There was a Rumi story I once read about a mouse and a camel. The camel and the mouse were standing by the side of the river and the camel (seeing the height of the river was not too great for it) urges the mouse to cross. “I can’t!” Squeaks the mouse, quite rightly, because if it tried to cross it would be washed away. “What do you mean, you can’t?” Grumbles the camel, and proceeds to cross the river stand on the far bank and crosses back to the petrified mouse.
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Make Spiritual Poverty History
Poverty means different things to different people. To the UK government, it means earning less than 60% of the median household income, which incidentally is £28,000. To others in the west, it may mean having a TV that still has a dial for tuning in the channels. For many in the South, it may simply mean not having enough food to survive.
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The Apple Tree
Over the last few weeks we have been working hard to get the latest two pieces of the sharing puzzle, Toolshare and Spaceshare, into the freeconomy community. In the process of doing so we have been getting lots of feedback from people, and lots of debate seems to be flying around the internet regarding whether it will work or not - 95% of which is positive I should add.