Day 8: Ownership

I recently read a book written by two lawyers about the concept of “ownership”. Their contention is that with almost every issue in the world there exists an ownership dispute in one way or another.

When they made this claim early in the book I thought: “Hmm, that can’t be right”.

When I read further and they gave more and more examples I thought: “Well, maybe MANY issues can be tied to ownership…”

Once I finished the book and started listening to the news on the radio with the concept of ownership in mind I thought: “Holy moley…Everything is related to ownership.

Think about it: immigration, bar fights, arguments over seat saving in movie theaters…. small scale, massive scale; the list goes on and on.

The concept of ownership has been in my mind ever since. Do I own too much? Do I own too little? Why do I even feel I own these things to begin with?

It’s blown my mind and I challenge you all to randomly look on a news site (millennials) or look in a random page of a newspaper (ancient readers who are accessing this by telegraph) and find a single article where you can’t, in some way relate the issue to ownership. If you can find one that doesn’t have to do with ownership in any way whatsoever, I’ll eat a hat on camera.

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