People who own cars are a peculiar subset of our species. I no longer understand car culture, even after having spent so many years in it.
To be clear, I grew up in the suburbs; I understand cars are built into the lifestyle. But most people in the world don't have one.
Maybe "peculiar subset" is bad phrasing; I grew up thinking a car = freedom. Now I identify with the majority of people who don't own cars.
Also, not arguing that people shouldn't live in small cities or suburbs. Just that they can be built to be less car-dependent.
There's nothing intrinsic about small towns & cities that requires them to be built around cars. That's an invention of the last ~75 years.
More relevantly, I don't think I understand the culture of seeing cars as more than tools for accomplishing transportation.