I believe it commodifies human beings, debasing their inherent dignity.
I feel it warps our perspective and our relationships.
It skews the natural balance between needs and wants.
But I agree with the notion that whenever we argue a point or lobby for a particular group or fight against injustice, we are in some way selling our idea: trying to convince others of a need.
Perhaps it boils down to the manner in which we conduct ourselves and our activities.
Perhaps it is reflected in whether we are able to put ourselves in the shoes of another.
Is the key in sharing our story -gently, honestly, and letting it connect with others?
Do we need a collaborative approach rather than a competitive or combative approach to meeting our needs and the needs of others?