So… the price of gas really has me thinking. Not about not driving, but driving less. It also has me thinking about the effects of it on the way we do business, live and play.
I am seeing an increasing benefit to living close to groceries, gas, church, recreation, other shopping etc. I didn’t mention work, but that’s only because I work from home 90% of the time. However, that other 10% is very expensive. Then there’s the areas with public transportation. I believe this is an area that will experience rapid growth over the next few years. Cities with poor transportation services will be forced to improve them.
Living far away from everything in Wilder, I have to wonder how long it will take before the cost outweighs the benefits. I see the cost growing litterally everyday. Everyday it seems I look at the pumps and see it climb.
That’s all I can say. Take life and re-organize it. For some people, it will mean getting rid of a car, cable tv or movie rentals. Others might need to move closer to the city, grow their own gardens and eat healthier (stop eating fast food). And the business world needs to evolve as well. Expect to conduct all of your business online. No more in – person meetings, buy more products online and make all of your phone calls using an internet phone. You already pay all of your bills online.
It might mean spending more time at home, possibly cause people to look to their own communities for friendships and community.
Good times and good things often come about through hardship.
Things to think about….