Do you know your local pharmacist? How about your local florist? Hairdresser? Local pizza shop? Diner?
Do you just go to Walmart for these things? Or a franchised fast food joint?
Of course, these things are not exactly necessities. You could do without these things, but they can make life a little happier, a little comfier, and a little simpler.
Now, for the serious questions... Do you know your local farmer? Your local dairy? Local orchard? Do you know any of these people? Or do you just go to Walmart for those items?
Next, the real questions... Do you wonder why your local economy is collapsing? Do you wonder why there are no jobs in your local area? Do you wonder where all the farmers have gone?
Emailing your congressmen and women isn't going to get you anywhere. Saying it's the Republicans fault or the Democrats fault isn't going to do anything. They're not going to set the change. Only you can make the change.
Only you can be the change our country needs.
You know that area in your town with a bunch of shops that you drive by everyday? Stop driving by it. Park your car and walk up and down the strip. Discover what shops are there. You'll probably find where your local florist, pharmacist, diners, and such are located at if you just go for a walk.
Get to know the people in your area.
Be the change you want to see. No politician or CEO is going to be the change you want to see. Only you and people like you can be that change.
Stop complaining and get walking. Make friends and get to know the business owners in your area. Make a change and take a stand.