Living in a world where we feel completely caught up in the fray, lost in the middle of the billions and billions of people that overcrowd this planet, we have to remember something. Even when you are part of a system that is bullshit, even when it seems like there is nothing to be done in the face of corruption, ignorance, and apathy–your choices make a difference. If you are lucky enough to have the right to vote in a democratic election, use it. Even if you are completely convinced of the fact that your actions will be thrown into the wind like ashes, at least take the chance. Even when it is perfectly clear that the vampiric capitalist machine that runs our world is out-of-control, make prudent decisions with your money. Voting with your wallet is one of the very few ways we have left to influence the big picture, no matter how fucked up our system may be in the end. What you buy and where you send your money changes things. Do what you can to support local businesses and causes that have at least some small moral conscience, because there are far too many people who will not. So many of us have become inured to throwing away our time, our minds, our money, and our lives to the motivations of the wealthy and the unjust. If you have the option, vote with your feet. Try anything that you can to move away from a bad situation and throw your hat into the ring with people who are, at the very least, not boring. Do whatever you can, anything you can do to change things for the better, it will still be more than what most people do.