Most of us know that the way to get more is to give more. The problem is that when we think of giving more usually what comes to mind is what best fits into the definition of charity. The problem with charity is that it has a very nasty tendency to create lop sided views. Where the giver somehow comes to believe that they are better, or that the receiver can’t do it without their charity. Even worse the receiver comes to believe this as well.
The better way to give is by sharing, or what Mallence Bart Williams calls sharity. When you share what you have, you enable the receiver to create, and share with you and/or others in return. Charity is a lop sided equation, but sharity is a two way street.
Here’s Mallence’s TedX talk on sharing.