Posts tagged choice
5 ways you can harness your consumer power

“Did you know that you have hidden powers?

That’s right, you can influence how governments and organisations work at the touch of a button (or a device screen).

True, we’ve been able to vote for over a century and to choose one retailer or service supplier over another. However, we’ve generally only been able to select from a limited range of options that someone else decided that they wanted to present to us. We can vote governments in and out, but we can’t change how the system works. Or can we?

Citizens and consumers in many countries can now dictate the choices we want, and we are getting results. We are the ones with the power. Here are some of the areas where we are having the biggest influence.”

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How to cope with situations you can’t change and change those you can

This simple serenity prayer is known throughout the world and resonates with people of different religions as well as those with no religion. It is believed to have been written by Reinhold Niebuhr, a famous Protestant theologian, and was adopted by the Alcoholics Anonymous organisation in the 1940’s.It’s a great reminder that we always have choices in any situation, including the choice to accept things as they are.

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