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  1. Jim Keeter
    Dec 12, 2017 @ 6:44 pm

    Your thoughts have merit, however the emphasis on convenience doesn’t reflect the value of time. In today’s world, time is at a premium. What and how I use it is a choice I don’t take lightly. Sorry it is just not in a book store, the good ole days are gone. I read more than ever before because of Amazon. As a small woodworking business, China, is a huge challenge. That said, I have managed to do business with HarryandDavid by offering unique products and superior quality. I believe the big guys are here to stay and small business needs to find their niche. I do support local but it better be worth my valuable time.
    I do get your point😁

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    • Salina Christaria
      Dec 18, 2017 @ 2:19 pm

      Hi Jim. Yes, time is a premium commodity for most of us. I think you are right — Amazon probably did get a lot more people reading! I applaud you for finding creative ways to do business in the current global economy. I am trying to find my own path to do the same in a way that doesn’t conflict with my values. That is becoming increasingly more difficult, but then again . . . I always did like a challenge! As you say, the big guys are likely here to stay. But it’s the small businesses with big hearts that I prefer, as opposed to the big conglomerates with no heart for humanity at all. With that said, I do get your point as well. Times have changed and we need to find a way to change with them if we are to succeed in the marketplace. All my best to you, Jim! ~ Salina

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  2. Addie
    Dec 12, 2017 @ 9:02 pm

    The picture was perfect. 🙂 Good food for thought. Brings to mind the “buying local” signs and such.

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    • Salina Christaria
      Dec 18, 2017 @ 2:22 pm

      Thank you, Addie. I was actually looking around for an Amazon box to take a photo of, and there was one in my mailbox. Evidently, my daughter had ordered something. The timing was perfect! ~ Salina

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  3. Sal
    Dec 13, 2017 @ 9:18 am

    We are always creating the world we live in. Our perspective of money, it’s value and power, sad to is mostly unconscious. We shape our lives with our values and principles, which for the most part are unconscious also. We now are living in a culture that puts a higher value on money and power than we do,on humanity. Sad to say, but from my experience this holds true for me.
    Well said my friend
    Sal

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    • Salina Christaria
      Dec 18, 2017 @ 2:27 pm

      Hi Sal. Yes, I do believe you hit the nail on the head, when you wrote “We now are living in a culture that puts a higher value on money and power than we do on humanity.” My hope is that we will awaken, both individually and collectively, to this travesty and choose to support only those businesses that model win-win scenarios for all stakeholders. ~ Salina

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