When Airbnb first launched their site, investors had trouble understanding why people would actually open up their house to complete strangers. Isn’t the world a cold and cruel place? Survival of the fittest and every man for themselves?
Indeed it is, and it’s been like this for a long time.
The world has always been fucked up, except now you can livestream it, and see what happens 10,000 miles away from you.
But with the growth of the sharing economy, and companies like Airbnb, and Lyft with the uprise of putting the trust of their possessions into other people’s hands, there’s hope. To me, there is hope that this sharing economy can become more of putting trust into strangers, but that we can take it a step up where as strangers, we can help each other and make our lives better.
When I was younger, I always saw a fine line between a utopian society and a dystopian one. When there is more innovation than industrialization, society approaches more towards a state of utopia. If the opposite happens, then you see us going towards a dystopia.
Now I realize it doesn’t take innovation or new technology. Although utopia is out of reach, if people feel safer amongst one another, where they can trust strangers with their life, and where there is faith in humanity, then life can be more harmonized. I believe it can all start with the sharing economy.
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