Keep Calm And Carry On
Don’t start thinking that we might have a bigger problem than $4 gas:
We even have a cultural commonplace for it; “Fiddling while Rome burns”. But like so many other such bits of wisdom (“Pride goeth before a fall” for example) we are perfectly happy to ignore it when we might have to admit our current way of life could be… a mistake. That every mile further we drive down this road will seem like a hundred miles, walking back.