I recently had someone tell me that Hobby Lobby has their October and Thanksgiving decorations out, to which I wasn’t overly enthused. I don’t shop at Hobby Lobby for political reasons. I also don’t shop at Walmart, Chick-Fil-a or a few other brands. I don’t push my beliefs on anyone I just choose not to shop at these stores.
Well, that person asked me if I had been there and I responded and nicely said “No, I’m not a fan of Hobby Lobby”. I was very quickly accused of being part of the generation that “ruins” stores and puts people out of business. Well first of all, I have brand loyalty to small and large brands and so long as they don’t do something that I, politically or morally stand against. Second of all, isn’t that the way it should be?
I don’t understand how it has become general practice for people to defend major companies and be mean to fellow people because they stand up for what they believe in. It shouldn’t matter if I’m a millennial, a liberal or a circus clown, if I don’t shop a brand because they don’t fit into my moral compass then that should be respected. I think that we, the Millennials, understand this more that many previous generations.
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