When it comes to cars, trucks, and other automobiles, there’s a lot going for these technical marvels. The automobile revolutionized travel with their invention at the turn of the 20th century, and while aircraft have done so again, aircraft haven’t managed to become ubiquitous symbols of freedom just yet, and maybe they never will. Cars, however, are not only common and deeply integrated into our society, they are also incredibly empowering. Cars have become a necessity of modern life, so getting your first car is like a baby bird learning to fly. However, there are plenty of ways a car can help you beyond simply getting to work. Here are a few examples of how your car can improve your life.
First and foremost, let’s consider the power of being able to get to the gym with ease. Fitness is a tricky business these days. The world we live in with all of its luxuries is killing us with kindness, and so we have to work hard to counteract the detrimental effects of those luxuries. And, there’s arguably no better way to do so than by donning your Columbia gear and hitting the Bowflex at your local gym. However, this is only viable with a set of wheels to get you there quickly. Another fitness related benefit of owning a car is that the cool factor of the car may be the inspiration you need to get in shape. A cool car with a fit driver is an attractive prospect, after all. This segues nicely into the following bit.
Owning a car is conducive to a good social life. The ability to simply get in the car, pick up your date, and go out for dinner and a movie is everyone’s god given right, so to speak. Being able to date who and when you want is essential when it comes to finding love, and the same can be said of less romantic relationships, as well. Hanging out with friends is an essential for most of us, but sometimes you just can’t unless you’ve got a set of wheels.That’s not to mention the bond forging power of the road trip. The ability to load up the car with friends, snacks, and drinks and then hit the road for destinations unknown is a thrill the likes of which remain unmatched, and you’ll never be closer to another group of people after an experience like that.