Okay, my post title is stupid. Nevertheless, it seems I have a somewhat unique perspective on the current price of gas. In my observation, an amazing percentage of casual conversations these days are about fuel prices. In fact, sometimes, I have to pretend to be alarmed at the prices just so I can be part of daily conversations. In reality, I am not bothered by gas prices for 2 reasons: 1) There's nothing I could do to change them, so why complain? (Yes, even obeying the email forwards about boycotts will not change anything) and 2) I actually think they're more positives than negatives!
Lots of positives can come from high gas prices. For instance, it could cause people to be better organized so that they multi-task on each trip. Or, even better, it should cause people to spend more time at home with their families. What is needed more in America than that? So instead of complaining about gas prices, think of the going rate as a gift: The value of staying home just went up.