So I know I said that I didn’t want the globalization conversation to be about Wal-Mart. But! I did just remember a small conversation I had with someone a couple months ago. It is a little humorous, and gives a small picture of some people’s view.
I brought a sample of products from Dignity Regained to a local church that has strong values for social justice. While I was setting up a woman came to chat about the products. Holding one, I told her that it was from India.
She said “oh I bought something at Wal-Mart yesterday from India.”
I wasn’t really sure how to respond. B
ut I didn’t have to, she then said “but it probably wasn’t Fair Trade.”
Her – “I guess Wal-Mart is necessary evil of life”.
::Is it really?:: Can we just try to simplify life a little more and not buy everything the world is telling us we need, at a extremely cheap price, at the cost of other people’s freedoms? Is that our freedom? Am I just living in la-la land?
On another lovely note. It was a beautiful weekend! So nice to have our windows open, sit outside in the sun without feeling too hot. I feel guilty for being inside right now. I should be out enjoying it. Hm.