And now, an excellent submitted entry from Mimou:
For me this one is really a cutting-edge, advanced, responsible adult thing I really started doing just recently. I don’t mean all those activist boycotts with political background. I mean things like appreciating good policies in companies you buy services from and not giving your money to bad ones.
Two real life examples: I’ve just recently changed my energy provider from a dick one to the one having the highest percentage of renewable energy sources. The second thing is moving my bank account from money laundering dicks involved in causing the global crisis to a so called ‘ethical bank’ with transparent investment policies. Both moves take just a bit of research, are easier than everyone thinks and make me feel good about myself.
Mimou is so, so right. We all get to vote, every day, on how we think businesses and corporations should conduct themselves. So next time you hear of one doing something you disapprove of, don’t write an angry Facebook status or complain to your friends. Or, you know, do, but then decide that, as soon as possible, they will not get another cent of your money.