I heard a special report on NPR this morning that featured a family who spoke about changes they intend to make in their lives due to the increased gas prices. The father is going to replace his SUV for a smaller economical car. He also decided to take his son to a local skating rink for hockey practice rather than driving 20 miles to some professional skating rink.
Although I'm not in favor of these oil companies profitting from our dependency on their product, people are changing their oil-dependent lifestyles as a result. And that's a good thing, I think.