Everywhere I turn, whether it be the television, a cafe on the corner or a phone conversation with a friend, everyone is complaining about the same thing…gas prices. “The price of gas is out of control!”…”I cannot believe the price of gas!”. Believe me, I don’t like paying for it either, but I try to keep a few things in mind when I get my gas receipt:
1. We pay less per gallon than most any other country on earth. Yep, that’s right.
2. It is not going to go down. Ever. Sure, it will drop two cents and everyone will feel better, but then it will go up 3 cents a week later, so you don’t notice the increase. And it is only going to go up.
The United States pays lower gas prices than 101 other countries…there are only 40 that pay less than we do. The UK pays the second highest, and Turkmenistan pays the least amount. Countries where people make way less money than we do here, have less choices in public transportation and get less assistance from their government have it way worse than we do.
Sure, it kind of sucks that you might have to spend $200 a month on gasoline. But imagine living in the UK and spending $800 per month for the same amount of driving. No wonder they all have small cars; I think that is what we all need here too. So please…can we stop complaining about the price of gas and find something worth complaining about?