Good for you!
I’ve had that unnerving feeling that “we need to start *paying* for stuff” for quite a few years now. It’s only become stronger over time.
Perhaps now, there are hard truths being examined and the tide is starting to turn. A little. I may be exhibiting unfounded optimism.
It does not have to be a lot of cash, but I do think we need to start explicitly making choices, not just drift into the gravitation well of some ecosystem and disappear inside.
As an example — full disclosure: I have no Facebook account. Let’s how long I can hold out.