I can’t drive. Its been something that I’ve been putting off for the past 3 years. Nevertheless, there are lessons to learn from this.
Lesson #1: It’s natural for me to feel like a loser, since there’s a Toyota Rav 4 in the carpark that I could use at my disposal, if I felt like it. Convenient for weekend drives to Johor or late nights in Clarke Quay.
Lesson #2: It’s natural that I would be sweating buckets, as I take the 10 minute walk out to the train station under the sweltering sun, on days when I don’t have a ride out.
Lesson #3: It’s natural that I would be jumping into a taxi, because I felt lazy or was late for an appointment.
Lesson #4: It’s natural that I would be annoyed with taxi companies and their extra peak hour surcharges… especially that $3 CBD charge…. urgh!
Lesson #5: It’s natural to be waking up earlier only to be squeezing on buses and trains and trying to avoid being in the line of projection of someone who lets out a huge “AAHH CHOOO!”
Lesson #6: Despite it all, it’s natural for me to be optimistic about my situation…
I’m saving money.
I’m getting more exercise from walking than I normally would.
And most of all, I’m minimising my carbon footprint.
Had I driven, I guess I would be contributing to this.
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