Thursday, November 3, 2011
Well I'll tell you we live in a car culture. I didn't choose this, and I surely don't like it. I would really like to not have a car. I could do that, but it would be very difficult to survive by walking and taking the bus. What to do? Minimizing driving is a good start. As far as I see it even if cars weren't a money pit, which they are, I just don't like driving. It's stressful! And there are some crazies on them there roads. There's nothing routine about it. Each day is a different scenario even if you're only going a mile down the road. Not to mention all the ambulance chasing lawyers we have that are chomping at the bit to cash in when someone gets in an accident. I really wish our whole civilization wasn't built around the automobile, but it is. I would like to live in a dense area where you don't need a car. The trouble is those cities are cold and expensive. I've thought about selling my car and huffing it, but I would be severely limited with what I could do. I do try to drive as little as possible. Sometimes it's a choice of spending 30 minutes in the car as apposed to 2 hours on the bus. I don't like having my days eaten up by bus time. I guess what annoys me the most is I was born into a car dominated world. We really have limited choices in this way. Either drive or be a shut in. I am fortunate to have a dependable paid off older car. It could always be worse. I hope in the near future we as a world can break this addiction we have to the car.