Catallaxy: The ever expanding possibility generated by the division of labor.
The perk of our modern day economy is rooted in the principle of catallaxy. If I cook food and you make clothes, you can focus on making clothes while I focus on cooking in order to be more efficient. Then through some standardized exchange of currency, we can trade our skills so that both sides benefit.
The whole principle of specialization lies in the fact that it makes more sense for many people to have depth of knowledge and ability instead of many people to simply have breadth. In other words, our global economy is more efficient when you focus on getting better at what you do best and I focus on getting better at what I do best.
Under catallaxy, each person is free to find their own niche, and the better that he or she is in her niche, the more the whole world benefits. Under such a system, it doesn’t matter if someone is able to do everything, what matters is having a focus to be able to do one thing. That’s why under such a system, people gather together based on similar interests and focuses, because working together as a team usually allows the team to go further than any one person alone.
Therefore, one of the most powerful values within catallaxy is the ability for each individual to creatively innovate within the space of their own niche. Having the freedom and ability to creatively innovate allows the world to expand further than it has before, all because of the work of one person.
But the same definition could be applied not only to the division of labor, but the diversity of perspectives. Each person has a perspective that falls somewhere inside the bounds of an infinite number of variables, creating a spectrum in an infinite number of dimensions.
The point is, the number of perspectives, careers, and beliefs is vast and endless, and each person on the planet can have their own unique niche (unless of course, we force uniformity through a standardized model).
Embrace your differences and find your focus and your niche. The world needs you.