Burning money

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.

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  1. This blog makes an important point. Earlier PTP sent an email suggesting that in order to keep our budgets in good shape, we need to figure out how to save money on other expenses.

    This latest entry about the truck driver touches on something my husband and I talk a lot about recently- how are we going to use less gas???? I think figuring out how to buy less gas is just as important as figuring out how to afford the gas we do need.

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