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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Also, not arguing that people shouldn't live in small cities or suburbs. Just that they can be built to be less car-dependent.

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    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.

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    More relevantly, I don't think I understand the culture of seeing cars as more than tools for accomplishing transportation.

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    But I support car ownership for the same reason I support gun ownership; Responsible owners feel it gives them freedom & security. So okay!

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