When you hear “sharing economy,” what immediately comes to mind? For me, it’s a mix of fear and excitement. I remember the day when I was afraid to get in an Uber because my parents taught me not to get in a car with strangers. I remember at a later date how excited I was to plan a more affordable vacation because I arranged lodging in someone else's home through AirBnB. I've gradually become comfortable with—and happy about—this new economy. But where did it come from and where is it going?
During the first two summers in college, I totally [and deservingly] vegged out. I didn’t have an internship or a job. Instead, I watched movies, painted, and hung out with friends. But oddly enough, what I remember most about those summers are the daily to-do lists I made for my so-called tasks:
- Go to the gym
- Watch a movie
- Lay out in the sun