Letting Go & Giving Back
In essence, you never really own anything…
— you use it and then either it, or you, eventually perishes. Then, your belongings are stolen, sold or you pass them onto somebody else.Things (or people) serve you a purpose for some time, and then they drift away out of presence and out of memory.
…Nothing is ever truly yours.
Like the Patek Phillipe advert — you borrow everything, even your own body, for the use of something else.
In becoming reliant on streaming for music, I began to realise that I am dependent on it for all of my music needs.
If you no longer have access to your record and you lose access to streaming or it gets taken down, how are you going to play certain tracks?
Music, in the sharing economy, will become more like radio in its hayday (or even primally, around a fire) — music will be loved for a certain period of time and to support experiences, and then people will move onto the next performer, curator or playlist.
I’m practicing ‘letting go’ more, recently. The feeling of needing to control or own causes unnecessary frustration. Too much focus on ownership breaks the natural balance of ‘giving back’ to the world, as shown in our planet’s inability to process our heavy consumerism.