Wants vs Needs

A major block to solving the energy crunch is confusing energy wants with energy needs. We humans have been hosting an extravagant energy party. We burn energy primarily for demonstrating status with conspicuous consumption, e.g. 400 horsepower cars to transport a single human to work. Those are energy wants, not energy needs. We idiotically equate parsimonious use of energy with lack of manliness.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)