The Process of Exchange, Solidarity and Sustainable Development in Building a Community of Responsibility

Damian Walczak


Nowadays an exchange process proceeds much faster and more frequently than ever before. Primitive societies were engaged in the exchange of individual products, services, ceremonies or women. Currently, we exchange on a global scale many products, services, privileges, etc. However, one aspect has remained practically unchanged - nobody within the exchange process wants to be marginalized and aggrieved. The fairness of a global exchange process understood in that way constitutes a reference to solidarity, which is based on mutual interests. Every society can probably function far away from the principles of solidarity, submitting an individual above the community or the community above an individual. However, an individual’s dissatisfaction, or dissatisfaction of more numerous individuals involved in the exchange process must exert a negative impact on the development of the entire community. However, solidarity based on common interests is insufficient. Society should strive to create a full community of responsibility. Such a community can be created only by a group of people who on their own - individually - approach positively their exchange process and also create a responsible community. This community should think not only about each individual, but also about its proper (sustainable) development, namely about the future of all its members (including also those yet unborn). For this reason, the aim of the study was to present the process of exchange and solidarity in terms of building a community of responsibility.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n1s1p506

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