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Old 01-31-2020, 03:57 PM   #100 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by stefanv View Post
That's the thing though. If everyone tried to save fuel (I've heard, probably on this forum, that the average driver can save about 30% just by adjusting their driving habits), Mother Nature will notice, and the nation (whichever one that might be) will be quite a bit closer to energy security.
Sure, I get that, but everyone isn't going do something just because I do something. I get the principle of it though. Doing the right thing regardless if others are doing it, by definition, is doing the right thing.

As I say, environmental and energy security is still important to me, but less so than the other things I mentioned. There's no pride to be had in polluting marginally less than my peers. The point of living isn't to have as little impact as possible, otherwise the logical conclusion is to kill ourselves.

I'm not about employing deceptive scare/shame tactics either to manipulate the masses into "good" behavior. We've got to want it collectively, otherwise we get what we deserve.
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