Mine Consciousness is when other's mold the masses behaviors for a predetermined outcome. Recently, I saw this play out at the gas station.
In 2020 I purchased a new Chevy diesel to replace my F250 that was stolen from my home. Because auto manufacturers were being redirected to build ventilators, the cost of that vehicle was ridiculous. But my need was greater, so I bit the bullet and paid the cost. At the time I paid $75 to fill my gas tank. Today, I get 1/2 a tank before the pump turns off at $90. Do the math. I'm now paying $180 to fill my truck. But like most people I am a slave to commuting as I don