I always thought Ownership - means OWNERSHIP , complete commitment ! Like a Mother to a child or a driven person to a cause
However my understanding matured & expanded through what I observed around me & learnt through them . It gave me so much clarity on two extremes of shades of ' Ownership ' as is being understood & practiced - I take it as my obligation to bring to you the same enlightenment
I have now come to realise that in practice there are two tenets of Ownership ( one intended & one mistaken ) which form the two extreme ends of an ' Ownership Spectrum '
One is the " Custodianship " end - which is what is implicit in the concept of Ownership , &
The other end is " Possession " which is a mistaken notion of ownership
This is the true & larger meaning of ownership
It invokes a sense of belonging & is about caring about what you ' own' - be it a cause , your child , your country , your community
It generally involves a ‘ surrender to a cause ‘ ; a selfless disposition to what you are doing / intend to do . The focus is not on self , but on the cause – which is always bigger than yourself
It is about focus & uncontaminated attention . It is about nurturing . You will do everything possible to ensure safety & fulfilment of the cause — often unprompted !
The purpose & commitment here is long sustained & approach is ‘ relationship ‘ oriented
This is grown through popular / oversimplified misconception of meaning of ownership
It is about ‘ owning ‘ something as your ‘ possession — as your ‘ property ‘ … This can go beyond material possessions ; can even extend to your own child !
Quite contrary to a ‘ surrender ‘ ; it is about ‘ subservience ‘ – about clearly establishing hierarchy & concept of supremacy / subjugation .
The focus is clearly & unquestionably on self , everything else is subsidiary to self interest . It is fueled by Ego & smacks of arrogance .
Contrary to concept of attention and care ; it is about ‘ exploitation ‘ — it is like “ I have every right over something , because I paid for it “ ( typical feel of a “ Malik “ , in Hindi )
The approach is logically , very transactional and opportunistic .
Clarity , Insight & Perspective is what I bring to the table , always – so in this case . As a committed & experienced Coach I felt it my obligation to bring you this clarity , with which you can choose the path you want to take on the ‘ Ownership Spectrum ‘ , since you take accountability for your decision ; just that you are well informed & well equipped to make a careful choice
I have made my choice ; for me ‘ Custodianship ‘ is not just the better & more inclusive concept ; it is the ONLY way of taking and exercising Ownership ! You need to decide for yourself , independently – It is Your Choice , because it is Your Life !
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