What you think about me. This is something I have been thinking about lately.
It bothers me that many decision I make are based on what other people will think of them. What do you think about what I wear? What do you think about the job that I do? What do you think about where I live? What do you think about me?
Do you realize how much power other people’s opinions have?
At the beginning of the summer I was sitting in my car. It was the first day that it was going to be over 100 degrees fahrenheit. I started thinking about my choice of vehicle. You see I used to drive a brand new BMW. Loaded. Beautiful black paint with black leather. Absolutely a joy to drive. Now I drive a Hyundai accent that wasn’t made in this Millenium. Power nothing. No power windows. No power seats. Maybe power steering. No tint on the windows and most importantly no air conditioning. Seriously I didn’t know they made cars with no air conditioning!
The thought crosses my mind again as I sit in a car that is about 125 degrees inside, why do I drive the car I do? I sold the BMW when I realized I owned it just because I cared about what other people thought of me for owning it. Seriously, I saw that I was paying hundreds of dollars a month so I could feel good about how others thought about me (or how I imagined they did).
I see my lovely blue Hyundai as my trip out of the valley of caring about what others think.
I drive it because I like it. It’s reliable, it’s amazing on gas ($30 bucks lasts a month) and I don’t have to go to a sauna to sweat out my troubles. No air conditioning really makes you appreciate any air conditioning.
Really though, there is so much more important things than worrying about what you think when I roll up in my Hyundai. So if you see me around town with my windows down, just buy me a cold drink.
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