What if the world’s future depended on your decisions?

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Would you act any differently?

Yesterday my financial planner suggested ways to increase the return on investments.  He recommended placing funds in industries I didn’t support, such as agricultural organizations that pay little attention to the quality of life of their livestock or the surrounding environment.  I refused.

He assured me that the financial gains from the investment would be good over the short, medium and long term – people, he said, need food.  It’s a smart move to invest in something so basic.

I couldn’t. It would betray my values to put funds in practices that do not align with my values of green and clean, even though the return from a dollars perspective looked intriguing.  When green farming is on the docket, I said, let me know.  Until then, no.

After our meeting I went for a walk in the cherry blossoms, fully open, in Toronto’s High Park.

What if the world’s future depended on the decisions you make everyday?  What if in your hands rests the future of humanity?  Imagine it does.

New ideas and new decisions create the new future.  Every decision you make, whether to stick with what you know or to explore and discover something different, plays an important part in what will become.

The dollars you spend contribute to something… In what ways might your purchases support a vibrant future for eternity?  Creative thinking anyone?

About marcisegal

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4 Responses to What if the world’s future depended on your decisions?

  1. Jesse kaje says:

    On my idea, i‘ m working with some schools who always find themselves in financial crises on staff salaries. You will agree with me that it is financially unwise to continually dip hands and dwindle income account monyhly in order to pay staff salaries at the expence of bussiness ideas enlargement and hence progress. So guess what i proposed, i sugest that institutions with a monthly staff payroll should invest ahead of two months an amount that would generate returns equivalent to their payroll with a financial ivestment company that gives at most 70% returns on capital.
    Meanwhile because of the discrepancy between investment maturing days and days in a month, i advised the investors to invest twice what the would for a month payroll.
    As a plus factor to the investors, they shall comeup with returns worth of four months salaries as each investment cycle last 45days with the company i recomended, since two investment cycles equals three month, given that each investment churns out two months payroll salaries.e schools who always find themselves in financial crises on staff salaries. You will agree with me that it is financially unwise to continually dip hands and dwindle income account monyhly in order to pay staff salaries at the expence of bussiness ideas enlargement and hence progress. So guess what i proposed, i sugest that institutions with a monthly staff payroll should invest ahead of two months an amount that would generate returns equivalent to their payroll with a financial ivestment company that gives at most 70% returns on capital.
    Meanwhile because of the discrepancy between investment maturing days and days in a month, i advised the investors to invest twice what the would for a month payroll.
    As a plus factor to the investors, they shall comeup with returns worth of four months salaries as each investment cycle last 45days with the company i recomended, since two investment cycles equals three month, given that each investment churns out two months payroll salaries.

  2. Jesse kaje says:

    Pls advice me on how to raise funds to establish a cattle ranch in my country as my contribution to preserve humanity who sometimes in their craze for infrastructure often forget that they will food

  3. Mary Trant says:

    Good for you Marci. We don’t have to imagine this – it is quite true. The future does depend on our decisions. I was recently chided for having too much of my RRSP money invested in Canada. Can’d say I have much in there, and maybe if I had more I’d diversify (maybe?). I also make different choices since I have a pension plan. But…
    What if it isnt’ about making tons of money?
    How would people’s lives change if living comfortably was “enough”?

  4. D. A. Adams says:

    I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. I’m in the process of developing an organic, green farm, and yesterday I was thinking about how there needs to be a shift in thinking about real estate and business. Currently, uncultivated land is viewed as bad, but our entire planet depends upon those ecosystems for the cycles of life. We need to find a way to include that “life energy” in our calculations about land value and business sustainability.

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