Beyond ownership – are we modern nomads?
The end of the year is a time to pause, relax (it is Christmas, after all), and reflect.
We love to look back at the highlights of the previous 12 months – but also to consider resolutions, with the immanent arrival of a new year. Sometimes, there are tempting thoughts to try something completely different: such as leaving it all behind and travelling.To many the idea of a ‘nomad’ strikes images of conveys travelling across vast distances, perhaps through a searing hot landscape. However, 2017 may mark the beginning of a trend towards such mobility, and not being tied down. The way we use the essentials of our daily lives – our homes, cars, clothes – are changing. So what does ‘ownership’ mean today – and are we becoming modern nomads?
New forms of ownership
The sharing economy
The new world travellers
Modern nomad? Probably not