I live in a gift economy, an alternative to the market system. I receive gifts in the form of money from individuals seeking to examine their lives, perform right actions, and speak eloquently.
In a gift economy, you learn to offer what you can based on what you have in order to meet another person’s material needs (food, water, shelter, warmth, coldness, and health care). The point of a gift economy is to cultivate proper, disinterested generosity: offering neither too much nor too little but just enough of what money you have on the basis of admiration. At the appropriate time, I provide you with a gift economy worksheet which we will inquire into together.