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mouse potato
Is our on-demand world creating an economy of shut-ins?

Link: https://medium.com/matter/the-shut-in-economy-ec3ec12948164

 

As someone who has tons of stuff delivered, I can say it's not just about "not sharing." It's convenient, fast and even cheaper. If I go out o buy a toy for my kid, I'll have to pay for Uber and will probably eat at the mall. If I go online and just have it delivered, I just pay for the toy and maybe a small delivery fee. The time I would've spent out is also now time I can use for chores or work or sleeping.

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jeremyclark99

The link you just posted is a 404 man.

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Maya

@mouse potato - your link is not working.

And I don't agree. If I go and buy my kid a toy, we sit in a car/bus/or walk - depending how far are we going - we talk on our way there, we talk there, have plenty of fun choosing the right toy, we buy it, maybe have a lunch together where we're focused on each other and go home happy . Plus, that's the way for my kid to learn that things don't just fall down from the sky and that money is involved in the process of getting a new toy. 

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Taryn Boyle

May be @mouse_potato  wanted to share this link 

https://medium.com/matter/the-shut-in-economy-ec3ec1294816

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mouse potato

Sorry about the link. @taryn, thanks for posting the correct one.

 

@Maya, my kids and I still go to the mall for family dates or just to walk around. :) The stuff I order online are mostly gifts (we love surprise gifts in my family) as well as prizes for when they finish their weekly to-do lists. :) 

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