Originally Posted by royster
Ted Kadzinski (or however it's spelled) also known as the Unibomber, made several intelligent observations in his "manifesto". One of which is: what is optional today becomes mandatory tomorrow. He used the automobile as a good example. Cars weren't necessary in a slower world. Now you MUST have a car (in many cultures) or you become homeless (and "homelessness" is technically illegal).
Nobody is forcing you to have a car, and nobody said that being homeless was illegal. You can choose to ride the bus if you want!
I have a car because I think it is fun to drive a manual transmission with a small car but a great engine.