I had a boyfriend in high school that was into the straight edge, hard core scene. It was there that I learned you could “sell out” to “mainstream” music. It was cool to use this language. While I get that there was an element of not “selling out” to big business, the comments were primarily reputation and socially driven. We wanted to be unique and have our own little corner of coolness. I laugh. After all, we were in high school.
This morning I surfed the Internet with the “Occupy Christmas” lense and continue to be delighted with the growing number of companies and entrepreneurs that are launching fair-trade, artisan craft businesses and the like.
At the same time I have been hearing social media and social circle murmurs of how it is now “trendy” to go this direction for the holidays…negatively-ish. As if, now – crap – more people are getting intentional about their purchasing power…???...!!! Lets just go ahead and put a big old BS sign on that bull. It reminds me of high school. Praise God for this social trend, that really does justice to our society. Jump on the bandwagon, friends.