The Hobbit Lesson

In the epic novel by J.R. R. Tolkien, hobbits GIVE other hobbits presents on their birthdays.

Strange little creatures, but the logic is there: If one person GIVES to many, one day every year, then everyone receives gifts many times per year.

There’s a lesson to unwrap here.

What if we paid less attention to taking care of ourselves and put more effort into taking care of others?

You’d have millions of people taking care of you, in every moment and every interaction. An ever-expanding community where GIVING becomes GETTING almost immediately, where karma surfaces for everyone by way of simple arithmetic.

Pretty mind-blowing.

And completely possible.

The math works out. I’ve checked.