How Much Profit Does A Company (Microsoft) Need To Make Before They Stand By Their Products and Customers?

As with many businesses, organizations, and even government, what matters most is the majority, while the rest, especially people living below the poverty line (due to low-paying, contract part-time wages, unemployment, or limited income, such as seniors, people on disability, etc.) scramble to pay the hundreds of dollars Microsoft is forcing people to pay because business-wise they cannot afford to support what they created and sold. Makes one wonder how much profit is enough for a company?

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/windows-7-end-of-life-support-information?fbclid=IwAR1rM_teoxD1ENFp2-IV2WiAd6vFOBI0xcMuXgIsic5PVk9NvSf8BfyvxCc

As one of the above with a low income at this time, as of Monday January 13th, I will no longer be able to use my functioning laptop online unless I pay $250.00 to have it upgraded to Windows 10, plus have my files backed up and transferred or as Microsoft suggests in the link, I should instead be buying another laptop from them in order to add to the already overloaded landfill sites.

So, until I can do one or the other, my online activities will be restricted by the local library’s part-time access hours. Hope your January is better than mine is looking today.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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January 12, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Co-Founder Opportunity Details

Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in the “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” co-founder opportunity.

You are:

1. Searching for an opportunity to satisfy your compassion and realize more of your altruistic potential, plus earn income from work that satisfies on all levels.

2. Committed to making a positive change in the lives of individuals and all people.

3. Willing to demonstrate your commitment by investing in a social business venture whose intellectual capital is original and currently solely owned by the creator, founder, and president.

Your Personality Type, based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), complements the founder’s Personality Type, as do your beliefs, values, and experiences.

If you are interested in this key role driving the global initiative to transform respect from a discretionary value to a global foundational belief, please contact me initially through LinkedIn.

I look forward to hearing from you to discover the value you believe you can add to make 2020 a better year for those who need our help.

On behalf of those who cannot speak for or help themselves, thank you! And best wishes!

Wholeheartedly,

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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Updated January 4, 2020

What Is Going On In The World Is Everybody’s Business

The world’s problems may feel overwhelming as can our thoughts about how we may not believe what we can do will make a difference. But just like those who give no thought or care to what they do to cause harm, through indifference or anger or hate, we can counter their harm by doing good.

And in fact we must for many reasons.

One, for survival.

You have probably heard the story about the scorpion and the frog.  Paraphrased here, the scorpion comes to the edge of a body of water and says, “Hey frog, give me a ride to the other side.” The frog laughs and replies, “No way! You will sting me and we will both drown.” Now the scorpion, being the charmer he is, replies, “No I won’t because I don’t want to drown!” Wanting to believe because he’s a good guy, the frog slides close to the scorpion so the scorpion can climb on his back and says, “All right. Hop on.” When the frog finally hits his stride in the water, suddenly he feels the scorpion’s sting and he yells, “Aah! You said you wouldn’t sting me!” Sadly, knowing they are both going to die, the scorpion sighs and replies, “I know. But it’s my nature” as they both slip below the water’s surface forever.

Thankfully we are not scorpions. As human beings, we have the power to change our beliefs, our thoughts, words, and actions.

Not doing our part to steward the earth responsibly contributes to our and the future generations demise. Our contributions to buying less, using less, especially plastic, re-purposing as well as re-cycling, buying from responsible companies and countries are just some of the positive contributions we make to our environmental world that supports our existence.

Not doing our part to change how we treat each other also contributes to most of the societal and economic problems that could be solved individually and collectively. Instead of ostracizing those struggling in our families, communities, nations, and globally, pulling them into the circle, not by force or manipulation, but by acceptance, seeking to understand, and aiding diminishes the need for government intervention and extra taxes because citizens are addressing needs at the grass roots level rather than the need for taxes beyond infrastructure needs.

Not doing our part to keep learning to enlarge our understanding about our differences, inhibits our willingness to accept people’s differences and therefore our compassion, instead forcing people to conform to the point that we foster mental and physical illnesses, plus addictions and even crime that further send people off balance and add more strain to our social structure, including increasing violence.

Not doing our part to live and let live, breeds the prejudice and hate that fuels everything from bullying to sexual abuse/assault, from caregiver abuse to domestic violence, from employee abuse to employer abuse, from leadership tyranny to financial abuse, from local violence and crime to terrorism and wars.

Not doing our part to help each individual discover and develop their unique blend of talents and potential in the end is comparable to the scorpion stinging and killing the frog because we poison, destroy, and even contribute to, or even kill the unique value each person, each life’s potential could add to the quality of our own lives.

For these reasons and more, we do not need to feel overwhelmed by the state of the world nor do we have to write off that what we could do as unimportant because the point is everyone matters as does what we choose to do, personally and together.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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January 2, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“If we don’t urgently change our way of life, we jeopardize life itself.”

Quoting Antonio Guterres, United Nations

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December 16, 2019

Consumerism: Our Hunger for More and The Next Big Thing’s Shocking Impact On Our Environment, Health, and Economy

“Is This The End of Recycling?” by Alana Samuels for The Atlantic

“For decades, we were sending the bulk of our recycling to China—tons and tons of it, sent over on ships to be made into goods such as shoes and bags and new plastic products. But in 2018, the country restricted imports of certain recyclables, including mixed paper—magazines, office paper, junk mail—and most plastics. Waste-management companies across the country are telling towns, cities, and counties that there is no longer a market for their recycling. These municipalities have two choices: pay much higher rates to get rid of recycling, or throw it all away.”

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/is-this-the-end-of-recycling?utm_source=pocket-newtabhttps://getpocket.com/explore/item/is-this-the-end-of-recycling?utm_source=pocket-newtab

 

“The Best Thing You Can Do Is Not Buy More Stuff” by Terry Gross for NPR

“Your average thrift store in the United States only sells about one-third of the stuff that ends up on its shelves,” he says. “The rest of the stuff ends up somewhere else.”

https://www.npr.org/2019/12/04/784702588/the-best-thing-you-can-do-is-not-buy-more-stuff-says-secondhand-expert?utm_source=pocket-newtab

 

“The Dark Side of Electronic Waste Recycling: American Trash” by Colin Lecher for The Verge

United States is taking in — and throwing out — an astonishing number of devices every year: millions of tons of televisions, phones, computers, appliances. Americans rarely see the aftermath.”

“Electronics have a host of toxic materials inside of them, and researchers have carefully cataloged the damage they can cause when disassembled. Consider LCD monitors with mercury that, when smashed, can form a toxin that can damage a person’s organs and nervous system. Cathode-ray tubes contain lead, which can poison an ecosystem’s microorganisms. Cadmium, which is used in computer batteries and circuit boards, has been linked to skeletal deformities in animals.”

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/4/20992240/e-waste-recycling-electronic-basel-convention-crime-total-reclaim-fraud

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of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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December 11, 2019

Current Work/Book-In-Process, “Carpenter’s Daughter”

Carpenter's Daughter

Currently the book/work-in-process, the personal story that inspired the concept of transforming respect from a discretionary value to a global principle.

 

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Writer, Founder and President of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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November 19, 2019

 

 

 

“Burning Out”

Linked article by Sarah Trent for Longreads

https://longreads.com/2019/11/15/burning-out/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Over twenty years ago I was fortunate to tour, discover, and fall in love with California’s beautiful diverse environment. Twenty years later I was still in love with California and wanted to move.there and make it my business headquarters as well as my permanent home. I had even picked the area, several hours north of San Francisco in a place called Mendocino County, but thankfully God knew best and did not make it possible for me to relocate there.

For awhile I was frustrated and sad, but after reading the article below yesterday, I realized he saved me because two of the biggest wildfires were close to the area I had chosen. Thankfully, he turned what was meant for harm, probably driven by the enemy since my work is about helping people, into good by not making that dream come true because then the bigger dream in my heart, transforming respect from a discretionary value to a global principle would have perished along with me.

So today, I see what I could not see before and say Amen for his bigger scope of things and his saving grace!

And I pray for those who have to deal with disasters around the world.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Writer, Founder and President of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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November 18,  2019