Hau to be erotic: going deeper into the gift economy
Gifts have the function of bonding communities together. ...
If your entire life is nothing but money transactions, ... then you don't have community because you don't need anybody.
-- Charles Eisenstein, http://youtu.be/cS07gM74tww
My dad just gave me a brand-new sawzall reciprocating saw. Yesterday its maiden voyage helped to repair the rainwater harvesting tanks at the community garden. In the spirit of gifting (in Maori they call it hau), with this “second giving” the sawzall entered into the gift economy.