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Some Benefits of Sharing

Submitted by on April 16, 2009 – 8:12 pm2 Comments

The benefits of sharing are many, and I’m always discovering new ones. Sharing can benefit us personally and financially, and it can make the world a much better place. Here is a listing of some of the benefits:

Social and Personal Benefits. These are some of the ways that your life, and society as a whole, will be better because of sharing. For example, sharing can help everyone:

  • get to know our neighbors and make neighborhoods safer
  • make friends
  • find resources and referrals more easily
  • find new ways to relate to friends, relatives, coworkers, and neighbors
  • lighten our load of responsibilities
  • create more free time
  • meet the needs of seniors and people with disabilities
  • increase resources and opportunities for low-income households
  • support small businesses and buy locally
  • access better nutrition, and
  • access higher-quality goods.

Environmental Benefits. Sharing is kind to the planet, because it:

  • uses space, energy, and resources more efficiently
  • reduces consumption
  • reduces waste
  • reduces energy use
  • helps us invest in green products, alternative energy, and durable goods
  • shrinks your carbon footprint
  • sets a green example for others, and
  • helps take cars off the road.

Financial Benefits. The financial benefits of sharing really add up. Through sharing, you can:

  • spread the cost of owning high-quality and durable goods
  • reduce the cost of caring for a child or other family member
  • reduce the cost of food, fuel, and supplies
  • accomplish home repairs without paying for labor
  • spread the risk of loss, damage, and depreciation
  • share homeownership and build equity
  • save money through collective buying, and
  • get access to luxury items you couldn’t afford alone.