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“Belonging, Not Belongings”

“Belonging, Not Belongings”

An Economy of Gratitude and Reciprocity

Chapter:
(p.116) 4 “Belonging, Not Belongings”
Source:
After the Protests are Heard
Author(s):
Sharon D. Welch
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479883646.003.0005

The redefinition of abundance and success that we see in the world of social entrepreneurship may seem new, but it is not. There are many other cultures who have lived out an economy of gratitude and reciprocity. We can learn from them, from their mistakes, from their successes, and from their honest accounts of what it takes to live with a greater awareness of interdependence.

Keywords:   Hawken, Sanchez, Kimmerer, Craig Sieben, gratitude, reciprocity, Windigo, Van Jones, green economy

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