Just a few short days until our next general election. Everybody, well almost everybody, gets a vote. Not everybody feels like they have a say. Democracy gives us a chance to choose every 4 years but each and every day we are making choices that probably have a greater impact on our economy, our culture and our collective health than the ballot that we cast. If I think about my day, I can choose to get up at 6am instead of 7:30am and have time for a swim or a trip to the gym before work. Then I can pick between the kale and eggs in my fridge or the really amazing (and I mean really amazing) chocolate croissants that are just a quick stop on my way into the office. Hmmmmm?????? Bike or drive, lunch box or restaurant… it goes on and on and, when I think about it, these are all economic decisions. What products will I buy and what industries will I support? Am I funding the problems or driving resources into areas where people are looking for solutions. The thing is that we live in a economy that is shaped by a cultural and political system rather than a culture that is shaped by an economy. I think that means that our real voting power lies in how we spend our time and our money. How we allocate our resources. The great American thing about that is it brings us back to the fact that we really do live in a democracy even while our politicians butt heads and behave like arses in Washington. Vote with your business, vote with your wallet, vote with your feet and your facebook friends and your page fans and then tweet tweet tweet away and vote some more.
And while you are at it. Vote for Ethix. We “”sell” the difference we want to see in the word”:)