OT - Gas to hit 4.00
poeticintensity at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 13:12:45 MDT 2008
> I would like to reiterate for the record - Kimball is *not* the "Average
> American" ..
and I'm sure he's thanking his conservative upbringing and hard work for
that. But my question is this: What separates Kimball from the rest of the
"average Americans"? Is it that he is luckier, or special, or different in
any way that makes it easier for him to do what he has done? My guess would
be "no". My guess would be that he has simply made the priorities in his
life such that he doesn't have to depend on gas prices staying at 1 or 2
dollars in order to keep on living his current lifestyle.
My point is - being an "average American" is a DECISION we each make (for
the most part. There are always the exceptions of those who who are blind,
deaf, mute, mentally handicapped, etc...).
FWIW, I applaud Kimball's efforts to live the life which makes it easy for
him to continue on in his lifestyle, come what may, be it high gas prices,
loss of a job, or whatever.
As far as I'm concerned, it's a decision we all make, and if it's our
decision, then the consequences of said decisions should as well lie
directly upon the shoulders of those who made them in the first place, NOT
everyone else NOR the government.
As for me, I'm somewhere in the middle - trying on a day-by-day basis to be
precisely where Kimball is right now. Good on ya, bro.
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