So I decided to do some first-hand research into the American consumer psyche. I asked an acquaintance why she clings to her SUV despite the soaring gas prices and despite the global warming crisis. “I like being up high when I drive,” she explained.
So that’s it. That is her priority.
And, when I tried to appeal to her sense of survival and responsibility, she rolled her eyes and drove away.
And I think this so perfectly illustrates the problem: Americans are spoiled.