“Racing against time:” running on empty?

“Racing Against Time:” Running on Empty?

This post was written by Kathy McMahon on October 3, 2010

“This post is a contribution to Honda’s “Racing Against Time” thought leadership series.  Peak Oil Blues was selected to provide a unique perspective on how we should approach the discussion of oil as a finite energy source.   During the first week of October 2010, five individuals provide their own thoughts on the subject. These independent contributors were not compensated for their participation and as such their views are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of Honda.  Details and links to what others are saying about “Racing Against Time” can be found at www.facebook.com/honda .

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Welcome, Honda Motor visitors.

I’m delighted to participate in this conversation.  I’m a clinical psychologist, got my doctoral degree 22 years ago, and I’ve been reading and answering letters from people who have learned about Peak Oil, started feeling crazy, and needed to talk to somebody who “got it.”  So they write to me.  Feel free to read the letters I’ve received over the past four and a half years.

There is only one reason to consider the terrifying implications of an oil depleted future:  ­­­­­­It gives you more options.  If you could know, with 100% certainty, that you would lose your job in nine months, wouldn’t you want to know?  Of course you would.  You might say “Let’s reconsider taking on more debt” or “Let’s not move.”  You might grab all the overtime you can.  Knowing things ahead of time, even bad things, gives you options, and allows you to make better decisions about how you will live your life today.  That’s the only reason to listen to what I’m about to tell you, and to at least check it out………….

Full article and videos at http://www.peakoilblues.org/blog/?p=2391

videos at http://www.howtoboilafrog.com/ 

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