Consumption: the using up of a resource
How do you view consumption? My view of consumption has changed greatly within the last 12 months. I’m sure that yours has too. I think Americans, in general, have had a really strange view of consumption within the last 30 years. We don’t really view the product that we are consuming as a resource.
As I pulled into the Pete the Planner World Headquarters today I noticed that there was a giant diesel pick-up truck parked out front. There was nobody in the truck, yet it was running. I heard the truck idling (empty) for about 15 minutes. How could you possibly justify doing that given the price of diesel fuel? Either he doesn’t care, or he doesn’t know. I am guessing that he doesn’t know how much he doesn’t care.
Peter Dunn a.k.a. Pete the Planner® is an award-winning financial mind and a former comedian. He’s a USA TODAY columnist, author of ten books, and is the host of the popular radio show and podcast, The Pete the Planner Show. Pete is considered one of the foremost experts on financial wellness in the world, but he’s just as likely to talk your ear off about bass fishing.