Implementing The Principle Of Sharing
In the end, we might say that the principle of sharing will implement itself in our societies through the common sense that arises when heart and mind are fused together.
When the heart is engaged, when common sense informs our decisions, then order and structure will come about like we have never seen before. This process must begin with an uprising in every country of the world, with a concerted call from the public for sharing that is received by government leaders, and then implemented in economic and social policies from the top level down.
The logistics of sharing resources must start from above and spread below, from the nation level downwards to the public, which will represent the beginning of right relationship between people and their governments.
After all, it is the state that holds the keys to a nation’s resources, including the billions of dollars that are usurped by the military and other harmful spending priorities, or the millions of tonnes of food that are continuously wasted and left rotting in vast storehouses. Whereas an effectual process of economic sharing cannot be institutionalised on a national or global basis if it remains limited to the level of the public, such as through mass community actions or charitable endeavours. In this regard, the implementation of sharing within our societies should not be confused with giving up personal possessions or wealth, which is tantamount to a form of theft if forcibly imposed on the public by government decrees from above.
We will only behold the art of sharing as an economic principle when governments fundamentally reorder their distorted priorities to favour the greatest need among all citizens, and ultimately share the nation’s surplus produce for the benefit of humanity as a whole.
This does not mean that governments must purposefully enact policies based on a singular interpretation of sharing, as a fairer distribution of resources can be brought about in a multitude of different ways. One nation may also begin cooperating with another nation in response to financial crises or out of economic necessity, but without acknowledging the word ‘sharing’ in their governmental policies.
However there is no prospect of genuinely sharing global resources until each nation learns what it needs and produces in surplus, and then enshrines that understanding in entirely reformed political and economic arrangements on both a countrywide and international level. Sooner or later, therefore, it is foreseeable that resource sharing will have to be studied by elected leaders in a deliberate and planned manner, and with the full support and backing of all their constituents.
The systematisation of sharing as a global process may not be anything like a romantic or sentimental notion of generosity and world goodwill, as it is rather an enormous logistical undertaking that will require the most experienced representatives of every country to coordinate and plan. We can imagine the principle of sharing as a trusted advisor whom every policymaker must keep by their side at all times, with the needs of the poorest and most excluded always guiding the thinking behind every decision.
In time, the new order and structure that is brought about in different countries will call, step by step, for governments to meet at the United Nations and discuss cooperative solutions for world problems in line with the principle of sharing, thereby signalling the commencement of truly democratic governance on behalf of the common good of all.