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Being forced to drive, is that okay? What are your opinions?
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FlyinDumplin, you do what you want to do. Everyone else has listed valid reasons for or against what you are being asked of. If you do succumb to pressures, real or imaginary, in your sphere try to appreciate the learning process for what it can be rather than what it is. By learning to drive you will be given the power to create and foment change. You, the individual, rather than you, a cog in the great societal wheel that contributes making society what the rest of us wish-fulfill and/or perceive it to be. Until you can metamorphosize to that level of confidence and experience navigating 1300-3000 lb of aerodynamic engineering product proficiently you must take full advantage of the learning curve inherent within.

Metropolitan cab drivers and newbies with learners' permits have instilled a far greater, deeper sense of the fear of God (or pick a different deity: Allah, Buddha, chicken-Man, Batman, Elvis, your parents, etc) in the ordinary layperson than preachers, priests, rabbis, charlatans have ever hoped to. FlyinDumplin, this IS a golden opportunity staring you in the face. And the beauty of your inexperience is that Society can readily provide even more technology capable of enhancing this power (cell phone, iphone, android, dvd player, other distractions). Humankind won't have to wait a possible lifetime for the Second Coming, Rapture, whatever, as the sign for unconditional surrender of thy self to Thine, your texting while driving will be all the Epiphany they need.

So do give it a think, FlyinDumplin, as the Fate of ALL Humanity where you live hangs in the balance..............no pressure, take your sweet time.
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Shrapnel893 wrote:


dark_paradox_21 wrote:




This isn't the 1900s anymore, stop using those as examples. Different times. As for everything else, form it so my narrow mind can understand. Dumb it down a little, I can't make out your grammar. Also, were you talking to me specifically or every teenager and young adult on this thread?


It ISN'T the 1900s anymore.That is EXACTLY my point. That is the problem. These ARE different times and you should be doing BETTER than your grandparents did now that we have EEO laws, racially integrated schools, public schools for all, financial aid, social security, student loans, urgent care clinics and instant access to unlimited free information on the internet. Not only that, but you don't have to worry about being killed at 18 because of the draft or polio or smallpox. You should have plenty of time and opportunity to do far MORE than they did, so why are people complaining about having to work and learning to drive?

To "dumb it down" for you: when you let even one person get away with something, it encourages others to try to get away with things too. That is why a few good-for-nothings really can impact society IF there are no consequences for being a being good-for-nothing. It is important to push those who fail, not coddle them. This encourages those who fail to improve AND acts as a deterrent to prevent others from failing. Kindness can't always be kind.

And when referring to "you" I meant both you specifically and readers in general depending on the place. When I was referring to your idea that a few won't cause any harm, I was speaking to you specifically. Otherwise I was referring to readers in general.
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Driving, like most things, is scary to do when you first do it. You learn and get over the fear. I'd say the most important thing is that you don't limit yourself. Driving is a good life experience. It opens up alot of possibilities as well as can be very convenient at times. I didn't learn to drive until I was 28 yrs old. I never had to drive until then but just because I didn't HAVE to drive, didn't mean I couldn't have. Looking back, I missed out on alot of fun things, like road trips. I also reallize having others drive me around was a bit selfish, even if my friends volunteered to do it. There are some things you just need to do yourself.

my 2 cents.
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dark_paradox_21 wrote:

And when referring to "you" I meant both you specifically and readers in general depending on the place. When I was referring to your idea that a few won't cause any harm, I was speaking to you specifically. Otherwise I was referring to readers in general.


Then make it clearer next time, that's all you have to do. I was joking about the dumb it down thing, regardless of that I agree with you. I never said I didn't. I never said a few wouldn't cause harm either. That's all I'm going to say because I don't feel like arguing or debating about it further.
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I was randomly ... didn't want to but ah well... it's better to get it over with~
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Oh wow, I couldnt wait to learn how to drive. My dad used to take me to empty parking lots when I was 12 and let me practice my driving. I think when you dont want to learn how to drive, it has to do with some kind of phobia you might have? maybe you dreamed that your brakes dont work or anything of that sort before?
Posted 3/10/13
I HATE public transport. I had to drive as soon as possible
Posted 3/10/13
Driving a standard is fun!!!
Posted 3/10/13
Like Sheldon, I, too, am transcending the situation... I, obviously, am too evolved for driving.. Lol
Posted 3/10/13
Where I'm from, I should have gotten my license 11 months ago.

But I haven't even attended driving school/gotten my temps yet.
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Posted 3/10/13
I want to learn to drive but am anxious about my height, or rather, my lack of.
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I would say you should learn just in the off chance that you need it. I love driving, I have been driving since I was 14. But I walk if its close or run if I want to. Also I own a bicycle if Im feeling adventurous but for me driving can be a lot of fun. I lived in a bunch of major cities and in those it sucks to drive during rush hour and such. But I recently got a jeep since I love going off road. To me driving is fun. But that being said no one can force you to drive. A lot of well paying jobs require personal reliable transportation. Where I live if public transportation is your only way to work they wont hire you because its unreliable.
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It depends where one lives. In many regions functioning within society without a car, or the ability to drive one, is pretty much impossible long-term. When I lived in Texas it was around 15 miles just to get to the town where I worked and went to school, and farther if I wanted to spend time with friends. Where I live now, on the other hand, they're not really necessary.
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I have epilipsy so my doctor won't let me. :P
Isn't life great?
The only reason I WANT to know how to drive is to see the new Madoka movie and go to the anime expo.
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bemused_Bohemian wrote:

FlyinDumplin, you do what you want to do. Everyone else has listed valid reasons for or against what you are being asked of. If you do succumb to pressures, real or imaginary, in your sphere try to appreciate the learning process for what it can be rather than what it is. By learning to drive you will be given the power to create and foment change. You, the individual, rather than you, a cog in the great societal wheel that contributes making society what the rest of us wish-fulfill and/or perceive it to be. Until you can metamorphosize to that level of confidence and experience navigating 1300-3000 lb of aerodynamic engineering product proficiently you must take full advantage of the learning curve inherent within.

Metropolitan cab drivers and newbies with learners' permits have instilled a far greater, deeper sense of the fear of God (or pick a different deity: Allah, Buddha, chicken-Man, Batman, Elvis, your parents, etc) in the ordinary layperson than preachers, priests, rabbis, charlatans have ever hoped to. FlyinDumplin, this IS a golden opportunity staring you in the face. And the beauty of your inexperience is that Society can readily provide even more technology capable of enhancing this power (cell phone, iphone, android, dvd player, other distractions). Humankind won't have to wait a possible lifetime for the Second Coming, Rapture, whatever, as the sign for unconditional surrender of thy self to Thine, your texting while driving will be all the Epiphany they need.

So do give it a think, FlyinDumplin, as the Fate of ALL Humanity where you live hangs in the balance..............no pressure, take your sweet time.


I am entertained.
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