Leaving things unused is just an increasingly bad idea. The article from The Hatchery begins by referring to church space – sanctuary, classrooms, meeting space that goes unused for more than 160 hours a week. I agree that leaving things unused is a bad idea; bad economics, bad community, bad stewardship. Seth Godin, a prolific author, says ” a book on a shelf has no currency”. We should be striving to keep our stuff, individual and communal, in circulation and use. I lend, gift and give away books and am becoming intimate with our public library.
Little Free Libraries are popping up all over the country. We have a Tool Library that means I don’t need to buy, own, store, maintain a small hardware store. I use Car2Go and I have access to a second vehicle almost everywhere I need. There are community gardens and community playgrounds in constant use.
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