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Why I Do/Why I Don’t

Have you ever been wholeheartedly for or against something, only to realise later down the line that your strong, unwavering opinion was wrong? Or that you simply evolved and no longer feel that way?

It happens to everyone!

All too often, when we set a belief we turn blinkers on to any viewpoints or information that may conflict with our comfy little ego and identity.

Having beliefs and making discernments is useful and powerful, but not at the risk of simply denying the other side of the spectrum.

This is a series designed to share honest thoughts, feelings and opinions, without judgment. We aim to showcase the varying range of standpoints people take on some hot topics. Weigh in on your views and take the time to read and appreciate that others may feel differently.

Why I Do/Why I Don’t: Buy Local Products

In our small developing nation, there is often the misconception that our locally made goods are not up to ‘international standards’. There is also a tendency to glamourise imported goods from ‘first world’ countries. As a result, these products dominate our retail shelves and many lack confidence in what our own country has to offer.

What is your reasoning for supporting and purchasing locally produced goods, or on the flip side, why do you shun them? Please take our brief and anonymous survey.

Thank you for sharing your voice. Look out for our survey results…