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6 Ways your Soul Seat purchase is a subversive act

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1. You can purchase the Soul Seat over time without interest, reinstating the trust economy. 2. The design will not change at the pace of fashion, but at the pace of human evolution. Your Soul Seat won't go out of style in your lifetime, because it doesn't play that game at all. The Soul Seat was designed by a Yogi piano tuner who appreciates the value of tools that last and remain relavent for hundreds of years. 3. It's construction is durable enough that it can be refurbished multiple times or handed off to someone else if you ever outgrow it by transitioning to sitting mostly on the floor. Recently, a Soul Seat was resold on Craiglist for this very reason. The customer started with the standard Soul Seat, then got flexible enough to remove the Perch completely, (She was the first customer to request a pillow to cover the flange). Then she built her own floor desk to move her work completely to the floor. Her Soul Seat sold for over half of it's retail price after five years of productive use. 4. The Soul Seat represents a range of products that operate outside the current consumerist, rentier economy. It's a product that upgrades you, rather than you needing to fork over more and more rent just to keep it up to date and functioning. It will continue to play well with your body and other valuable creative tools without demanding upgrades.  5. You are supporting a post-industrial, post corporate production and design eco-system. Health By Design is a family owned, community embedded enterprise with a transparent value proposition. 6.  No user contracts! Our business model isn't built on hoovering up your personal data such as Facebook. The Soul Seat  facilitates active sitting, but we don't need to track your movement. We're pretty confident that you'll be making healthy choices as a by product of the greater satisfaction you feel at the end of a busy day.  We trust your word of mouth network will share the value. Your social network won't be healthy if we seek to manipulate...
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The Soul Seat Story

My name is Pack Matthews, inventor of the Soul Seat .  My family says I tend to make grandiose pronouncements like, “I’ve had it with impatient people!” or “I’m off to bed!” and then I’m still futzing with some new idea two hours later.  So I took their advice to heart the other day and exclaimed, “Okay, no more announcements!”  They roll their eyes at me a lot.  They’re used to hearing me holler things like, “Where are the unscripted leaders?” So they weren’t all that impressed back in 2008 when I bounded down from my home office covered in saw dust exclaiming “This changes everything!  I’ve reinvented the way we’re all going to sit at work!”   “Cool Dad” Hannah said and turned back to her “So you think you can dance?” videos. Being a musician and a yogi take up a lot of my spare attention when I’m not trying to finalize the parameters for the ultimate killer app detector standards or whatever cool idea has recently captured my imagination.  I’ve actually contributed to my family’s finances as a bass player and jazz pianist.  The regular money comes in as a piano tuner. That seven year stint as an elementary school teacher in the 1980’s wasn’t too shabby. As an artist and crafts-person, I’m passionate about good design.  It's essential in the tools I use every day, and in the pianos I maintain.  My piano tuning trade is proof that superior design isn’t just a “modern” or "electronic gadget" thing.  My tuning lever is basically the same as the one my grand father used.  This Venetian fellow, Cristofori, pretty much got piano design right 300 years ago, and Steinway pianos haven’t been through a major redesign since their craftsmen danced around a bonfire made of the last of the square shaped ones.  I don’t think they enjoyed building those much. Folks have finally stopped calling me to repair theirs.  But there are also several tools in my case with computer chips in them.  I don’t think my grandfather answered text messages from clients while chopping wood like I did the...
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