I Was Forced Into Driving

Nobody actually told me I had to drive, but society has pressured me to take lessons and learn to drive.The town I live in is too small to have public transportation, but too big to get everywhere I want without wheels. It's basically impossible to get out of my neighborhood without a car, because if you keep walking, you'll find it is surrounded on all sides by either highways or dead ends. The only good thing about cars is that you can go basically anywhere you want to with them, but I really hate how this society has basically told me to get a car or stay at your mom's house forever like a loser. I hate how I'm forced to buy a machine that can kill me because of my lack of responsibility or someone else's just because everyone else has got one. So, darned if I do, darned if I don't. If I get a car, I've got a killing machine I could die in, and if I don't get one, I'll get no where, ever. I don't know what I should do, but I know one thing:I hate cars.
loser9 loser9
18-21, M
1 Response Jul 31, 2010

I hate driving too, but for slight different reasons. It takes a lot of money and time to maintain the car, like paying for gasoline, repair, registration, inspection, oil change, possible tickets..you also risk being in an accident and pulled over by the police.<br />
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Long-distance driving is very boring and tiring, especially on an endless interstate highway.<br />
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There's definitely something wrong with the society! It's pro-business, pro-car makers, pro-oil companies, anti-public transportation, anti-green environment. I'm glad that at least I'm able to drive but I know some people there simply were not born to be drivers. But there's no other option even in some of the biggest cities in the nation such as Los Angeles and Houston.

Nearly a year and a half since I wrote that entry, I'm a little better at driving and can get to work alright, but other than that, I know I'd get lost.