Sunday, January 29, 2012

Benefits of Not Having a Car

Not having a car in Fullerton has its benefits. Aside from the obvious financial savings, it forces you to walk more. And when you walk, you have to acknowledge other people more. Some of the walkers are either homeless or poor. When you walk past them, you see them. You are on a level playing field, so to speak. You do not have the isolating fortress of a car, and this can be good. After a few months of this, you might get to know some of these people.

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1 comment:

  1. Jesse--I was at the Costco Food Court yesterday buying pizza to feed the Dental Students for our dental clinic(Yes, Giant pizzas for $9.99 are what work with our food budget) and I was thinking that it is sad that you can walk up and get a hot dog and a coke for $1.50 but if you want to get something healthy it would cost a lot more. That is one of the reasons we have an obesity problem. It isn't always about self control--sometimes it is about availability of fresh, healthy food at affordable prices.

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