I have tried to live in an eco-friendly way, but finally, my ego won. I bought a car!
It was a tough decision. Money is, of course, the biggest issue. And I seriously thought of environmental impact; no matter how fuel efficient it is, it inevitably has a negative environmental impact. But, the life style here finally convinced me to surrender.
On the way to the car dealer, I was so anxious. “Is this really a good decision? Can I really afford it?” But when the cheerful sales representative, who I had frequently talked with in last week, enthusiastically explained the paper work and the features of the vehicle and gave me the key, I was simply happy. “I am the owner!”
But owning a car should be like driving a car; I should always retain a beginner’s mind. By the way, my first drive from the car dealer to home via Canadian Tire was in the snow.