My goal this year was to clear my overdraft so that I could switch banks to one that offers a better interest rate on their savings account and also gives you a nice wodge of cash incentive to switch to them.
BUT, I have found out that the bank of my dreams (I dream about bank accounts, oh it’s true, it’s damn true) is backed by a certain monolithic bank that when I did my research on, well it wasn’t pretty.
I don’t want to get too political as I am not wordy or intelligent enough to adequately state my case, and believe people can have their own opinions about things (as long as they aren’t harmful) so I will just put it like this. The bank are FOR something I am deeply against and AGAINST something I am deeply for.
BUT exactly how far can one go with their principles? I like to think I am a principled person. I don’t eat meat. I eat sustainable fish. I eat palm oil free products. I won’t use anything that has been tested on an animal and I don’t give a s*** if you do the exact opposite of all those things but that is how I have chosen to live my life.
I won’t shop at certain shops if their owners are c***s but choosing to be principled about one thing seems to demand you be principled about everything otherwise you are a terrible person. And every day brings a new scandal for the people to become enraged about.
In a consumerist world how far can I go to stick to my beliefs but still maybe on occasion make a choice that is influenced by whether it benefits me in a selfish way and be considered a good person. Can that happen?