Originally Posted by Richie-Rich
Admittedly my significant other, is a take no prisoners type of JAP, she is girly but she also takes no sh!t from anyone, and she feels that a truck best suits her.
I ride a scooter around town and to/from work, so I guess I forget that some people care so much about their image. Although what image a tiny girl in a big truck is trying to pull off, I still don't understand.
You say if she's happy that's all that matters. And again, I'd point out that kind of attitude as part of the problem Rich...no disrespect, just a comment. My own happiness isn't the only thing that matters in life. Nor is that of my wife, or even my kids who I would die to protect from harm. There will be times when desires that are purely self serving should be balanced with rationality, a sense of community, and being a responsible member of a global society. We are well off financially, yet we don't lavish things on our kids....not that they are deprived, but we think it's important that they learn to make good choices, understand the value of money, and appreciate that purchasing stuff we don't need and probably won't use that much wastes resources (more than just the materials needed to build the item). I'd love a new dual susp. mtb, but I have a friend who is getting rid of his last bike for a great price, and he built it with great components so rather than get a brand new $2k bike I'm going to buy his because if I don't nobody will be riding it.
Rich, it's too bad you and your gf place so much value on the image and self-worth you get from what you choose to drive. I'll go out on a limb and guess that you feel that way about a lot of your possessions -- that you must buy certain things to help define who you are, and to display your identity to the people around you whose acceptance you implicitly seek. You're not alone in living that way, by any means. But it's a very life limiting state of mind. Once you let go of defining yourself by what you have, and stop caring if others define you that way, you gain a tremendous freedom in life.
Something to think about.