Happy Birthday, Patrik!
If you've driven around Puerto Rico at different times during the year, you would have seen this: Trees laden with fruit, that only occasionally gets picked. Happens a lot with mangos. There's a spot on the main road into Rincón where some 20-25 mango trees flourish every year with hundreds of mangos and some people do stop along the roadside to pick a bag or two. But by and large, in many areas of Puerto Rico, fruits and even coffee are left to drop to the ground and rot, simply because the growers can't pay to have it picked and even when they do pay, they can't find anyone willing to do the work.
But what if a system were created where anyone could come pick the fruit or coffee, keep one-third of what they pick for themselves, give one-third to the owner of the tree or bush and give the remaining one-third to a food bank to feed the indigent and homeless?
Such a system has been implemented in several places, most notably in British Columbia, under the Powell River Food Security Project. The plan allows for farmers and growers to harvest produce with volunteers, who save money on fruits and vegetables and both groups help provide food for the needy. Once the logistics (delivery to food banks, recruiting of volunteers) are worked out, it is a fabulous system that cleverly meets several needs.
So why do I feel that if I presented this idea to My Bretheren here on My Island, they would look at Me with borderline disgust and say I only get to keep a third of what I pick? or I have to give a third to the owner who's doing nothing?, which ultimately amount to the same thing: I have to work to get only a third?
Maybe I'm wrong.
The Jenius Has Spoken.