Not stuff, or money - but ideas. Why do you share that video? Email that article? Post that link on Facebook? Why am I writing this blog?
1. Share to feel important (elitist). Sharing validates your experience because others think it is funny/important/helpful too.
2. Share to engage in shared experience (relationship). Sharing helps to connect you closer to others who laugh/think/act based on similar experiences.
3. Share in the hopes of sparking something (revolutionary). Sharing is a catalyst for change, it's rattling the swords and beating the drums in pursuit of a better future ahead.
These three points, the conclusion to a long meandering conversation with Milan, have absolutely no validity beyond our own observations and experiences on the matter. Do you resonate with one or more? Why? Do none of these quite capture why you share?
I just thought this was worth sharing...