In the course of human civilization, at some point of time we started the process of accumulation. It was driven by our vulnerability, insecurity and lack of trust on others.
We became so vulnerable that we even started claiming various natural resources as our own. And we started protecting them by various means, including patents, trademarks, contracts and many more.
The industry of bottled water is a good example of this.
Some of my friends, who grew up in small towns and villages, told me that they never bought fruits from the market when they were kids. They had free access and permission to pick them from their neighbors' trees.
But then the sense of accumulation came into picture and the owners of those trees put fences around them and started their own businesses.
This triggered a need for people to have better degrees and to get better jobs so that they can now buy the fruits.
Consciously or unconsciously, we converted most of our natural resources into unnatural resources.
Abhimanyu Gupta lives in Chesterfield, Missouri with his wife Nilanjana & son Anusurya. His profession is software testing and his passion are music and books. He can be reached via Email, LinkedIn or Facebook.