Having recently been back from a trip in the Australian Red Centre, I thought I would write about what I learnt about Indigenous culture and how resources are shared within Aboriginal communities.
Here is how it works: Essentially young parents are providing food for their children and the elderly.
During the day, while men and women go hunting and fruit picking, grandparents look after children.
When parents come back at night, they will share the food they have gathered to nourish their children, the elderly and themselves at last.
So it is not uncommon nowadays to see indigenous working individuals sharing their salary with the rest of their family.
Indigenous people share food or money the same way they share legends and stories, and this is passed on from one generation to the next.
It is simply their culture and the way things are done.
What do you think yourself?
Today, in our western culture it seems inappropriate to earn money and being compelled to share it with our parents.
However when we think that our parents provided us with shelter and clothes for at least 18 years of our life, it seems logical to give “back” to them, once they are older.
This is how things used to be done in Western cultures and in Asian cultures not so long ago however the western world has evolved more and more to an individualistic approach about money and belongings.
It seems that there has been an imbalance and we are now reaching a tipping point. People are starting to shift to more sharing again. Communities and groups emerge to re-connect by sharing a meal during the International neighbor day for instance or share a random act of kindness as advocated by “Wake up Sydney” community Group.
In the world of home loans, more and more individuals start to share their savings. brother and sister, mother and son, uncle and nephew associate to be able to afford to purchase a home and gather a strong deposit.
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The MyRate Team/CC.