Happy Martin Luther King day. Dr. King was one of the all time sharing superstars. After all, a world that shares is one that shares across all lines of difference.

His words are as potent and relevant today as in 1963. Today, it's clear that we can't afford to create separate infrastructure and resource pools for different groups of people. We need to learn how to live close together and share to save our species. The viability of a global civilization depends on developing systems that offer inclusive, shared access the resources people need to provision everyday life. It's Share or Die. 

The above video, courtesy of Hip-Hop US History, is a short rap civil rights history lesson and remix of his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, which you can watch and read in it's entirety here

And here's one of my favorite Dr. King quotes. It demonstrates his understanding that  equal rights, environmental justice, and peace depend on an economic system that puts people and planet first.

We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.

Neal Gorenflo


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Neal Gorenflo is the co-founder and board president of Shareable, an award-winning nonprofit news, action network, and consultancy for the sharing transformation. An epiphany in 2004 inspired Neal to

Things I share: Time with friends and family, stories, laughs, books, tools, ideas, nature, resources, passions, my network.