In general let there not be too many rules or principles. Let us try to do without. We the people need not be protected against us, the people. Again: as we the people are much nicer and much smarter than we allow ourselves to be treated, we the people will free ourselves from ourselves.
This new society that has the infinite capacity to neutralize differences, behaves like water. We are not the same and we do not want to be, we do not look alike, we do not think alike, we do not feel alike, we do not know alike, and we do not survive alike. Let this be. This radical other world is a celebration of differences in a society of abundance.
Gradually share more, either by increasing the intensity of shared use or by adding more goods and services, more time and space. Gradually allow more to take part, as it is very likely that not only A shares with B, but A and B also share with others, A with C and B with D; and A, B, C, and D meet each other in relation to the same shared space or the same shared instrument. But C and D do not only share A’s and B’s things, they also bring in their own shareable spaces and instruments. Together, all four now have more than they did alone.
Imagine that all four can have different sharing allowances with each other. Imagine also that the original owner, the sharietor, can always refuse use at any moment to any of the others. Imagine also that the sharietor can refuse any of the others, the sharers, use of the instrument, the shared, permanently. It must be very imaginable that from A, B, C, and D the proliferation of the group of sharers becomes exponential. And soon different groups will overlap and intermingle. Maybe they will start sharing money and open a common bank account, a mountain of money to which the whole group of participants who feed the bank account has access to. Let us try to avoid rules and organization or branding. It is a practice, a decentralized practice that develops its practices while practicing, while emerging as a bigger world of sharers, a moveable world, like water. And when the group grows, its characteristics diversify and more goods, services, time, and space are shared.
We start our for-free economy with two independents, no money, no management, we do what we want and we do it how we want to. We become ten, 100, 1000, 10000, and so forth. Our needs become bigger, we have to organize transport, education, a hospital, our own bank. But we will not copy, we will rethink, redo every organization, we will think the provisions for these functions differently, radically differently, as their organizational structures are still based on nineteenth-century industrial society’s need to train for obedience and dependency. This means that we change things into something else! All without the need for a centralized form of governance. And it all functions in very many variations. We do not need the standards and protocols of the old society. We neither need representative institutions like in a democracy, nor any representations. The only one one represents is oneself.
I would prefer that there was no place to vote either.
We share but we do not count time. We will not be a time bank: my hour working in your garden is your hour working in my mouth. No, no valorizing scheme. Just share. It does not matter. No calculations, no negotiations, only unmitigated sharing. Not: I shared 100 books with you and you shared ten with me so you owe me ninety. No way, that is from another world: the old world, the calculative world we are currently living in.
All this sharing will make lives cheaper. Over time, the sharers will realize that they spend less. Less spending is a way of creating income. And they will realize that they can do without governmental administration and protection, without paying taxes, without insurance, without rules, without leaders. Without the useless spending that made us run the rat race of everyday life to barely make ends meet. Without the whip of the fear of losing your job. Without the stress of too little time to get too much done. This new society takes the invisible commander that we are for ourselves out of service. We will stop being a slave of society and of ourselves. We release ourselves from the fear of ourselves. The fear will be replaced by sharing, by a new practice. And we will not change overnight, it will take time, we will develop gradually, first with two then ten then 100 and so forth. First with one thing, then two, then slowly more.Because we are the economy, the production, and the productivity. We make the world go around. We can create and organize many supple things, allowing variations, allowing unexpected results. We can do without protocols, standards, and standardizations, we want variations that fit our differences, we want things that can become something else, something other than what we expected them to be. We are no longer afraid, because we are equipped, equipped enough to embrace the unexpected, to reinterpret and to redirect expectations, like water, we are like water.
We do, we will make, we will create, we will develop, we will shape, we will propose.
We will do as we cannot not do.
The times that revolutions will be made by streamlining what all people should think and do are over. The future revolutionary force will be much stronger and much more sustainable as it will be based on personal and individual perspectives that produce the will to change for a best thinkable world, that will change the way we live together into something radically else. The modern revolutionist operates alone, based on the knowledge not to be alone, but alone together. The future common will do without clue-ing ideologies, no management, no leaders, not one ideology, will be an army of individuals in which the army of artists, scientists and activists can play an initiating role in opening up unexpected perspectives. The new common is immanent ànd invisible, it is not a tool, just a given.
Who wants to join?
Who wants to share with me?
Shall we build a mountain of money, open a common bank account? Shall we share generously pens, pans and pants, bikes, books and batteries, cloths, cutlery, couches and cars, shall we share space, knowledge and experience, shall we share our talents, our differences and our fears, shall we share it all?
Let’s have fun and go for the new revolution.
Let’s help history to take another direction.