Hmmm....all very interesting.
First, Bucky, I'm on the 161 every day at 5:20am...are you?
Pacanis, I've got no problems with arguing, and yes, I do have ways of making you enjoy it.
I don't agree that conserving our natural resources will eventually lead to unemployment. It's not so much about owning more cars, it's about using what we have more wisely. Would you not agree that it's not necessary to drive a couple of miles to work? At the most, it's a 40 minute walk, one way. Think of the health benefits alone. I don't think the answer is to give up that second car. The answer lies in using it less.
Lulu, if you ever get that carriage going, please let me have a ride in it. That's the kind of thing I'd love to be able to do.
Speaking of personal sacrifices, I recently interviewed for a position that could possibly mean more money and a shorter commute. It would also require I start taking my car again. There is a very very big part of me that hopes I am not further considered. I don't want to start driving every day any longer. More money is a good draw..but it would all go to gas.
Again, thanks for all the honesty. By the way, I don't want to go back to a more idyllic time, I realize that would be impossible. What I'd like is to move forward to a more idyllic future.
Eventually, we're going to hit the wall. What will you do then? Would it take law enforced rationing to make people change? Would you rather ration food or gas? What if you didn't have a choice? (don't you think I should just get to the gym, already?)