posted on Jan, 19 2008 @ 03:07 PM
reply to post by observe50
I agree about the wage vs. cost of living issue.
I understand that they just raised the minimum wage, but if you have a 25 mile per gallon car, and work 12 miles from home you are spending around 90
bucks on gas a month. Then you have the cost of fuel for the fuel tankers to bring the gas. The cost of fuel added to foods and goods.
One thing that has helped my conscience and pocketbook, in addition to my health, is buying locally grown foods, organic if possible. I shop at the
local Co-op and Farmers markets. In addition to the food being less expensive, and at a higher quality, my money stays in the local economy instead
of the coffers of some multinational corporation. Some items are actually more expensive, but I have to replace them far less often, because they
are fresher and take longer to go bad.
I can't imagine how I would feel, 'vibes wise', if I were eating hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrups. I would call it empty nutrition,
if there were any nutrition actually there. Some people get all worked up, and call me a hippie or something when I tell them I eat Organic Foods,
but all I want is the quality of foods my Parents had. Not factory processed, hormone pumped, genetically altered, pesticide sprayed, chemically
fertilized foods. Sounds gross, doesn't it?
Try to keep you money in your local economy as long as you can. And eat as much wholesome food as you can. Both have helped me cope with the