After getting back from being in Cambodia and a couple other developing countries recently and seeing what poor people really are, I find all this "I earned an SUV I can do whatever I want argument disgusting".
My take home message from my trip: the difference between those people and myself is circumstance. You have what you have because you were lucky to be born into it, maybe not given to you, but "earned" in our little USA way. When you see people hobbling around without arms and legs because of the circumstance they were born into, lucky to eat and then to claim its my rich free right to consume and be safe in high speed impacts just makes me a little bit sad. You are lucky, lucky to have what you have, and even luckier to be born into the world you live.
Show a little humility. I am glad to hear some people who are giving back, but find it a bit ironic that they still cling to their suv's. Selective conservation. Interesting philosophy.
Off my soapbox now.