A customer’s perspective should never encompass getting something for nothing. Your gain is always someone else’s pain—always, without exception. It is amazing how the mentality of all labour deserving its wages got replaced by the how-much-can-I-get-without-losing-a-cent attitude.
The era of digital produce only contributes to the deterioration.
Somewhere along the road to the current freedom of content distribution, someone (we?) decided we all were owners of the collective goods. We all became neighbours, sharing everything from food and clothes to entertainment and love.
We cannot deem the digital world different from the material. We cannot assume any labour is free.
This post is part of the #blogg100 challenge—100 blog posts in 100 days.