Scarcity and violence

I read a license plate that said, “There’s more to life than worrying about gas mileage.”

It got me thinking about how the more scarce you believe the resources you value are, the more you are willing to fight for them.

That seems true to me. After all, children don’t grow on trees and many parents are willing to go to the ends of the earth to protect them. The same is true about toilet paper, baby formula, gasoline…

When we come from a position of abundance, we are more likely to give. Abundance can be a dollar amount but it is more of a mindset than anything else. Which is ultimately another story we tell.

We don’t blink spending $8 on a cup of coffee but if we saw a $98 increase in taxes for education people will notice.