Here’s a insightful article written by a school teacher in Michigan about how discovering Peak Oil changed permanently the way he thinks about everything. My experience and outlook is almost identical.
Here’s an excerpt from How Peak Oil Changed My Life:
Peak oil now informs everything I do. It tells the story of a future of great challenge and difficulty, for which I must be prepared.
Peak oil drives me to share what I know, and to go further, to illuminate the fundamental failure of our global culture to plan and prepare for its own future. The bleak reality is this: peak oil is not really about the decline of our most precious energy resource. Peak oil is one symptom of our civilization’s inability to find and follow a cultural vision of sustainability.