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Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is

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Truths From TerrahBy Terrah Baker

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What do you think when you hear the word “thrive?” Or put in the context of humans “thriving,” what would that look like? Historically, this measurement of a successful existence has been weighed much on conquering humans and nature, and today, material gains. “Wow, look at his clothes and his nice car, and did you know he is the CEO of a large corporation? He’s so successful!”

Less popular is the idea inner growth, community activism and living in harmony with nature and each other can ever be a measure of success. When’s the last time you heard someone say “Wow, he seems so spiritually secure, and he has such few possessions, and he is so great at solving conflict. He’s such a success!”

Most likely very rarely, if ever. Well, more people — including government agents and once-“powerful” CEO’s and businessmen/women — are waking up to the latter idea of success, as the old system shows its serious weaknesses and shortcomings. One CEO and heir of the Procter & Gamble fortune and power structure gave most of that traditional “success” idea up for a life of spreading truth and helping humanity truly “thrive.”

Through Foster Gamble’s blog — thrivemovement.com — he shares his knowledge from the inner world of a high-power CEO, “groomed to be in power.” He also shares his journey of gaining higher knowledge — knowledge he thinks can help push humanity forward into a healthier, more peaceful and happier future. To get a crash course in how he sees the human race “thriving,” you can watch his free documentary “Thrive: What On Earth Will It Take?” (www.thrivemovement.com/the_movie).

In honor of the holiday season, I’ll give you a small taste of the blogs Gamble produces each week. This one, titled “How to Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is,” focuses on our dollar voting power being stronger than any other we possess today. Because of his insider knowledge, the advice he offers truly penetrates the corporate structure.

“Everyone spends money, and the fact is that every dollar is a vote for one kind of world or another. What kind of world are you buying?” Gamble asked.

Learn to put your money where your heart is from one of the few who has seen, lived and was bred into modern day “success” and decided what he wanted instead was to “thrive.”

Tip for Charitable Giving From Foster Gamble:

“Follow the money trail of charitable organizations … If you give $100 to an organization that protects wildlife, and that organization banks with Union Bank of California, you are giving $900 worth of lending power to the bank and only $100 to the cause you support. Union Bank of California is owned by Mitsubishi, who is responsible for vast clear cutting, which is one of the major threats to wildlife. This happens because of fractional reserve lending, which allows banks to loan out about 9 times the money they have on deposit.

“If you really want to help wildlife, or achieve any number of good changes promised by various organizations, then check to see where the philanthropic organization you support keeps their money. You can call them up and ask, or you can check their Annual Report, which is required to be available to the public. I suggest you speak directly to the people in charge of the organization you want to support. Many people are simply uniformed.

“It is also not an effortless process to move a large organization’s money — there are many perks from the banks and they will do a lot to keep big clients. Here is a link to some questions and considerations that can help them make the move. The more people do this the more competitive local banks and credit unions can become in terms of their services.”

One Comment

Steve January 22, 2014 at 5:16 am

I agree 100% with Terra’s point and the Mitsubishi zaibatsu has something of a troubled past on many levels but I like the idea of environmental impact statements. One can argue how comprehensive they should be but, for example, if Union Bank said something like: As part of our efforts to protect and enhance the environment we are planting 2000 trees a year. Id be a little bit willing to overlook past grievances.

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