For the last few days I’ve been getting emails urging me to buy a book on how to take a stand on social / political issues without losing my customer base.
According to this email, “Silence speaks volumes.”
Of course I don’t know which side of the various issues this person is on, but I expect that not falling in line would mean speaking volumes against his/her position.
Meanwhile, I don’t agree that corporations and independent business people need to take a public stand on every issue.
I wish they didn’t, really. I also wish people in the entertainment world would keep their views to themselves and their own circle of friends. How did acting, singing, or playing a ball game make them authorities on politics, etc.?
I wish none of them would get up to holler about how wrong and awful the other side is – and I SURE wish they wouldn’t fabricate stories. I also think it's pointless, because I don’t think those people change anyone’s minds. If anything, their rudeness makes their opponents even more entrenched in their beliefs.
What I think is that we all need to focus on doing our jobs, whether or not we agree with our customers’ views.
I wish we would all concentrate our energies on providing the promised goods or services and leave the politics/religion/ sexual orientation/ etc. out of it.
Yes, I’m sure folks here in the Rain know from my comments that I’m a Conservative. I don’t hide it. I just don’t make it the reason why I think anyone should do business with me.
In my book, silence would speak volumes. Those volumes would say “I’m focused on providing the best possible goods and services for my customers.”
What do you think? Is it necessary or smart for you to take a stand on all the issues facing this country? Why do you think so?