5 years on and the enchantment with the “Sharing Economy” is over. Many who set out on the initial journey did not make it, and for now, only very few found gold.
When the pioneers ventured to California in search of gold in the in the 1800s, they were heading into the unknown. Seduced by the promise of wealth and abundance for all, thousands of migrant workers left their homes behind for this quest, losing many comrades on the way. And when they finally reached the promised land, they realized there was almost no gold at all, or at least not where they expected it.
Why did they set out on their journey in the first place? Financial opportunity? Fleeing failing economies? Curiosity? Purpose? While their reasons were likely as diverse as the people themselves, these explorers did have one thing in common: they were leaving something behind in the hope for a better life, freedom, and abundance.