Thursday Oct 16, 2003

Auto—Matic

You are immediately assessed by what type of car you drive—and that’s not only in Los Angeles where cars are worn like jewelry.

I certainly appreciate the mobility my car gives me, but advertisers would like you to believe you can buy freedom in a hot set of wheels. We’ve all seen those commercials. Since you’re really buying large monthly payments, do you feel liberated from angst, or only your money?

Being judged by our possessions is as ancient as our earliest ancestors. Have we learned anything at all in 5,000 years of history? If you were suddenly stripped of all your goodies, who would you be? Have you invested in the core of your own self, or are you a by-product of what you presently own, rent, or lease?

Think about it, but not for too long.

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