Sometimes it feels like there is no way that we can make a difference in the world. We see things that we may not agree with or feel that something isn't right, and we often believe there is nothing we can do about it. “I am just one person. How do I make a difference?”
I have good news for everyone. We do have the power! By making small changes in our own lives, we can make a big difference. In a capitalist world, the consumer holds the power. All companies are at the mercy of their buyers. If we choose not to buy, they have no one to sell their inferior products to. And, theoretically they go out of business, unless they offer products that we demand.
We like to blame others for the way things are, but our own buying habits are the root cause of these issues. We are all responsible. Once we admit it, we can move forward and evolve. Something as simple as educating ourselves in our consumer decisions and making small changes in our daily routines will have a lasting impact on our planet for generations to come.
We can't continue on the same path and expect different results. Quality goods produced in sustainable ways are necessary for both human health and the future of our planet. If someone told you to put the lowest octane fuel in your car to save money, would you do it? You might try it if it saved you some money upfront, but when your car started to run rough and the engine got fowled up, you would most likely switch back to the fuel designed for your car and save yourself from needing a new or rebuilt engine in the long run.
This analogy holds true for our bodies and planet. We need "good quality fuel" to keep our bodies and the ecosystem running optimally. Changing our individual buying habits will result in massive worldwide change. We should support the companies that are producing good quality organic options and sustainable products that are good for the ecosystem. It will not happen tomorrow but through education, our purchasing habits, and by showing love to both ourselves and the world in which we live, we can make a sustainable, healthy future for generations to come. And eventually by demanding good quality commodities today, they will become the cheapest options in the future due to supply and demand. Let me know what you think or what better options you are working into your daily routines?