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Perspective is What Separates Us All

By February 24, 2010March 11th, 2016Blog, Fuel for Thought

Perspective is What Seperates Us All

Perspective is what makes us individuals. Each person has their own views, shaped by experiences, studies and background.

But perspective can also lead to inaction.

It is the reason that such a large problem can have a billion eyeballs and opinions, yet little to no action. It is to blame for a culture’s inability to rally around a common cause.

The lack of common perspective is the real enemy in our fight for energy independence. Instead of accepting that domestic fuels (that’s right, “fuels” plural — as in “more than one”) are the solution to our energy crunch, many individuals spend their time debating which one is better.

So, instead of addressing the core problem, we waste precious time debating our individual perspectives.  

Answer this: when was the last time America needed to unite around a common cause, with the urgency of today’s energy independence needs?

My answer would be the Revolutionary War.

As a culture, we’ve found convenience in debating one another rather than preserving our country’s global power. We have lost our way. If our forefathers were watching us throw away the independence that they fought so hard to create, they would tell us we were succumbing to the complacency that has ruined every great culture in the history of the world (Roman Empire, British Empire, Ming Dynasty, etc.).

This is where leadership is so critical. Our country’s path to energy independence starts with transportation fuel, and our country’s fleets are the largest consumer of these fuels.

As we have before, we commend those that are leading the charge — making a change so that our great nation preserves its global strength.

Here’s your fuel for thought. Our annual dependence on foreign oil is now in the trillions of dollars. Trillions. Since it’s easy to forget what those extra zeros actually mean (billions, trillions), here’s a little added perspective, one trillion seconds equals about 32,000 years, while one billion seconds equals about 31 years. Our national debt is well into the trillions, and, is expected to exceed our national economy within our lifetimes. Please consider reversing the trend and making a change. Perhaps you could start with your perspective.