Living in the United States, there has always been a lot of emphasis on having your car. It serves as independence, freedom, the ability to go anywhere without asking someone’s permission. Some would even be so bold to say that it is darn right American to have your own car.
For a man living in the United States, it almost seems that having a car symbolizes a status to the rest of society that you are an able and capable man who is independent. Even though you may not be a provider having a vehicle gives an artificial sense to value to society. What type of value are they providing? It depends on the person you are asking,
For example, If a woman goes on a coffee date with two men. She finds out that one of the men does not own a car. She doesn’t know the why, but she knows enough information to consider another date with that gentleman. There is a higher chance she will say no to the second date without knowing the why; because to her, the man with a car provides more values. All because he owns a car. Now, I am not saying she likes the other guy with the car better; what I am saying is that the car guy has more value than the no car guy.
Do you remember the famous song from TLC back in 1999 called “Scrubs.” Scrubs describes a man who is not worth their time because they do not possess certain material items that women can benefit from. One of those materials is not having your own car. I will admit, the song was pretty catchy, but it did put me in a weird spot with women at the time.
By no means was I a Scrub, but I couldn’t help that my vision is below safety standards for operating a vehicle. According to the U.S Government and the rest of the medical world, I am considered visually impaired or legally blind. As a result. It bars me from operating a vehicle. Does it affect my self-esteem? Of course, it does! Would having a car make my life a whole lot easier? Absosulty!
But I cannot waste time on the what if’s. So, I have no choice to construct a highway to the path of success and freedom. The bright side is that I can work hard enough that I can hire someone to drive and fly me around the world 😉
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