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We’ve all heard of our carbon footprint, but only the business savvy of us have heard about the commercial impact.

In business, commercial impact is measured with the commercial impact index, which is a number that identifies a company’s employees’ impact on its current and future earning power.

Why does this matter to us?  As you may or may not already know, the United States of America is technically operating under business laws, which makes it an incorporation.  There are many fascinating reading materials out there, which dive quite deep into how the US government broke its own laws in 1871 to convert itself into the Incorporated United States (this blog is not a conspiracy theorist’s blog, but rather deals in hard facts, so I am going to leave that research up to you).

Again, why does this matter? Well, since this unconstitutional change, We the People have been, essentially, renting our own property in the form of different property taxes, renting our inalienable right to live in our birthplace in the form of fees and taxes, and have been subjected to the greedy whims of the government we are supposed to be controlling (but aren’t given a fair chance to) and is supposed to be working for us (but isn’t).

Commercial Impact

We the People are currently operating our daily lives in the Impact Zone of this corporation. We do nearly everything, whether or not we even realize, centered on the profit of the corporation–we are completely engaged in superficial “needs” and committed in the fallacies we are fed as truths. Being corporation-centered isn’t necessarily a bad thing… unless the corporation is not centered on us. Over its short lifespan, the US government has become extremely corrupt and centered on the sizes of their own wallets.  I am not suggesting a revolution (though that isn’t far-fetched), but I am suggesting we make a smaller impact–much smaller. If we choose to continue to live in this country, we should never be completely unengaged.  As Mark Twain wrote, “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.”  I would say that our government stopped deserving our support back in 1871, but staying completely unengaged is also not supporting our country.  I believe that we should stay in the 0.5 range (not below) and doing so is not easy–but it’s not impossible.

In the Impact Zone, we are being spoon-fed lies about many subjects (including the health of toiletries and food), we are told what to do; what to think; how to think; and what we want to do, we believe nearly every word that we are told (whether believable or not) without any actual supporting research and facts–we are sheep and we are told we like it and many of us don’t know any different.

In the Service Zone, we are still being fed the same lies, but we are more conscious that we are being lied to, so we do our own research and attempt to gather facts to either prove or dispute their words.  In this zone, we take responsibility for our health and wellness, but also for the health and wellness of other citizens, realizing that without them, there wouldn’t be a country.  This is the zone we aught to operate in.  In this zone, we also become more self-sufficient in many areas, namely: health, food, and environmental.  We start reading blogs (like this one) and implementing the homemade products that replace store-bought products (such as mini-farms, coconut milk, deodorants, shampoos, soaps, and many more).  The reason we replace them, is simple: if we make them, we control the ingredients and reduce their health hazards.  The reason we should replace them, is a bit more convoluted: if we keep ourselves self-sustained, we control our own road and the corporation has infinitely less control, forcing change.  In a sort of silent revolution, We the People may, once again, obtain  control over our government so that it can deserve our patriotism by being a “government of the people, by the people, for the people” (Abraham Lincoln).  The goal is not to isolate ourselves from our government or to live ungoverned, but to force a much needed and long overdue adjustment to the government which governs us and brute force is not the only way this can happen.  I am suggesting a gentler method.  This government has set itself up for failure and it will fall.  Lets not fall with it.

In the Task Zone, we are completely ignoring the government.  People in this zone generally live on the outskirts of society, neither here nor there.  They don’t really hold jobs, don’t really purchase, and don’t really participate in any part of society.  In this zone we are not only ignoring and neglecting our government (which may deserve it), but also our country (which never does).  This zone is not patriotic in any sense of the word and may even be considered, by some, as treacherous.  Service Zone and Task Zone are similar in that people who operate in both are self-sustained, but they differ in that people who live their lives in the Service Zone are still active members of society.

Be an active member of society, but sustain yourself–have your own mini-farm, make your own products, and know the actual truth. We’re all sheep, but we don’t have to go with the herd on everything.  Remember, when the herd is running towards the cliff, the one running in the opposite direction seems crazy, until the ground ends.


 

Next Post (9/12/2014):

Series: Tiny Planet, Part 2 – Winning Small

This is part two of a four-part series named Tiny Planet. In part two, we will revisit our small wins towards healthy living that we make throughout each day and how they amount to a large improvement!


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