This article and discussion mostly covers the financial dilemma. Now add to your conversation the problem of nuclear waste, loss of Non Renewable Resources (NNR) and global warming and your social life will be toast.
My experience is the same as others with one exception. I have been able to talk to three teachers. They listened intently and asked good questions.
Sounds good however, they have never brought up the subject in later opportunities. In hindsight, I wonder if this is how they have learned to talk to unreasonable or “out of control” students and I may have fit in that category.