So, as fate would have it, the very week I posted my Buyer Be Wary post about Direct Sales schemes, one of my friends started down the course of quitting her day job to become a LuLaRoe Direct Sales representative. Still Being Molly covers LuLaRoe’s ethical premise thoroughly, so I won’t add anything to it (though I’m not quite convinced).
Anyway, of course I got caught up in the excitement and made a purchase. That’s the weird thing about ethics in action. At the systemic or institutional level, I don’t buy it. I don’t think direct sales is generally a good idea. I don’t even think selling LuLaRoe is generally a good idea. But I want to see my friend thrive, so I made a purchase. I shrug my shoulders and I keep on keepin’ on. I think it’s important – vital even – to call attention to broad issues while being aware that, in reality, we have to weigh a variety of potential outcomes every time we make a moral decision. It’s not cut and dried.
I wore this outfit to the best wedding ever and the fringe and twirly skirt were amazing on the dance floor (you may not know this about me, but I am a wedding dancing fiend). Great for polka dancing, especially!