I saw a recent poll asking “Who is most responsible for high oil prices?”
o The US government
o The US oil companies
o The American people
I was blown away when the running results revealed that the people polled thought the fault rightfully lay with the US Government and the least responsible were the American people.
I don’t understand that line of reasoning apart from a spoiled, entitlement mindset. I’ve heard so many people gripe and complain about gas prices all the while driving these big gas guzzling behemoths (including myself).
There is a simple solution. It’s called the law of supply and demand. If we don’t use as much the lack of demand will drag the price down. But instead of owning up and taking responsibility for our actions we simply scream and stomp our feet all that much more as one hand grips the gas pump feeding our 10 mpg Suburban.
Lay the blame where you want (there’s plenty to go around), but the power lies squarely with us, the consumer. We can chose where, when, and how much of our green backs to hand over.
Consider this proverb as we turn down the volume on our whining.
"What you do speaks so loud I cannot hear what you say." -Ralph Waldo Emerson-