The transaction, not necessarily commerce, movement of people from Cornwall to Devon, trades, services, goods are transactions where we move around the landscape.
In the words of Greta Thunberg, “I have learned you are never too small to make a difference.” We all should consider our actions by reflecting on our past and our morals that will change our futures.
We question ourselves at this troublesome time of Covid, our priorities of commerce over life. Some, you could say, are sceptical and value wealth and possessions together with their own importance as they go about their business in their own way, perhaps until they catch this virus or have direct contact with a loved one that becomes infected.
The transaction of pollution and waste with our planet, the movement of goods, the creation of carbon dioxide that makes our environment more polluted, which damages the ozone layer, is a transaction of waste, and even at the far extreme extinction.
By questioning our morals and reevaluating what we feel, questioning our emotions, means for betterment, not just ourselves, for all; whether our loved ones, friends, neighbours and the planet.
By considering others, we make ourselves, physically and just as importantly, mentally; well. If we know we have done something morally good, we feel good about ourselves. Therefore, the statement, “I feel good”, is equally essential for the individual and the collective.
In the words of the songwriter Solange Knowles, “When you take care of yourself, you’re a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better.”