I do not like driving so why am I missing my car?

@sprite1950 (30541)
Corsham, England
November 24, 2021 6:27am CST
I learned to drive at the age of 54. I did it for my mother who needed to be driven around more as she got older. When I passed my test (5th attempt) I was the happiest person alive .. and then it hit me .. I don't like it, I never have and I don't think I ever will. Whenever I had to go somewhere I was anxious and it was definitely not how I thought it would be. Traffic jams, break downs, roadworks, diversions, I hated it all. So I've sold my car and now I bus it everywhere but here's the thing, I miss driving and I'm not even sure why. Should I get another car or will I find myself making excuses not to drive it? Anyone else as weird as I am?
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@MALUSE (69945)
• Germany
24 Nov 21
When I was young, I was convinced that I'd love driving. When I was a student, I took driving lessons. The price was reduced for students. To my great surprise, I didn't like driving. I took some lessons and then just stopped. The instructor was very surprised. I couldn't explain the situation to someone who earned his living by driving. I haven't regretted it. I've always reached my destinations by other means of transportation.
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@sprite1950 (30541)
• Corsham, England
24 Nov 21
I think it's best to be honest with yourself and the old saying you don't miss what you've never had is true. I'm sure if I hadn't bought a car in the first place I would be like you.
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@LadyDuck (425785)
• Switzerland
24 Nov 21
Same as @MALUSE with the difference that I knew I would have not liked, I did not even take driving lessons. I would not get another cat, do you really need it?
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@sprite1950 (30541)
• Corsham, England
24 Nov 21
I'm not sure. Sometimes I feel I should be able to pick Teagan up instead of making her walk or catch a bus although she is very competent and able to do it by herself.
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@LadyDuck (425785)
• Switzerland
24 Nov 21
@sprite1950 - A car is a cost, you need a place to park it, you need the insurance, I am not sure it's worth buying.
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@sprite1950 (30541)
• Corsham, England
24 Nov 21
@LadyDuck I suppose I liked the independence I had and it was good for emergencies.
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@moffittjc (110112)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Nov 21
I've always loved driving, even as far back as the age of 15 before I even had my license. I still love driving to this day. I love taking long trips, I love taking short trips, and even when traffic frustrates me, I still love driving!
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@sprite1950 (30541)
• Corsham, England
28 Nov 21
I wish so much that I was like you. Before I learned to drive I imagined all the trips I would take but the reality was so different. I just didn't enjoy it. I hated my lessons but thought things would improve with time but they never did.
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@sprite1950 (30541)
• Corsham, England
30 Nov 21
@moffittjc I was never very good at parking and I never got much better even when I passed my test. I just about managed to get through the test.
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@moffittjc (110112)
• Gainesville, Florida
30 Nov 21
@sprite1950 Parking is one thing I do really well. I have a big truck, and I have learned over the years to park it in the smallest of places.
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@sol_cee (35591)
• Philippines
25 Nov 21
I know I can’t be a driver because I’m a nervous wreck on the road lol
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@sprite1950 (30541)
• Corsham, England
25 Nov 21
Are you a nervous passenger too? I never used to be but since I learned to drive I have become more critical of other drivers.
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@sprite1950 (30541)
• Corsham, England
25 Nov 21
@sol_cee We are called back seat drivers over here.
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@sol_cee (35591)
• Philippines
25 Nov 21
@sprite1950 used to be especially when my husband’s driving but I realized it made him nervous too haha
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@aninditasen (12484)
• Raurkela, India
24 Nov 21
I learned to drive at a very tender age of thirteen but have never purchased a car and I am old now.
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@sprite1950 (30541)
• Corsham, England
24 Nov 21
My daughter passed her test first time years ago and has never driven. Sometimes I suppose it's just about the achievement.
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@aninditasen (12484)
• Raurkela, India
25 Nov 21
@sprite1950 Yes , but I still feel sorry that I could not own a car after learning driving. Now I am old and would not like to drive.
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@sprite1950 (30541)
• Corsham, England
25 Nov 21
@aninditasen I think you tend to lose confidence as you get older. That's how I have become
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@Babino (5723)
• Morocco
24 Nov 21
I was used to my father and my brother taking me anywhere I want, I never wished to learn to drive. But now that I'm on my own, public transportation sucks. If I had the means to get a car and learn to drive I'd never use public transportation again even if I'm not a fan of driving nor taking care of a car.
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@sprite1950 (30541)
• Corsham, England
25 Nov 21
@Babino That's a brilliant idea, I could rent one for a week and see how I feel.
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@sprite1950 (30541)
• Corsham, England
24 Nov 21
Public transport here is pretty good although a little expensive. I particularly like train travel and don't mind short journeys on a bus.
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@Babino (5723)
• Morocco
24 Nov 21
@sprite1950 lucky, then if I were you I'd stick to it. If you feel like driving maybe you should rent a care for a day or too and see how you feel about it.
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@snowy22315 (148985)
• United States
24 Nov 21
Some might be lol. I think you maybe you should get one just to have around and use in case of emergency. You learned to drive and it was an accomplishment so it seems a shame just to toss it out the window.
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@sprite1950 (30541)
• Corsham, England
24 Nov 21
I keep telling myself that but something is holding me back. If I saw the right car I might buy it.
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@dgobucks226 (31951)
22 Dec 21
A car to me is to get me where I need to go. Not a status symbol or a leisure vehicle for me. My theory for you're missing the car is it provided you with the independence to go places when you needed to and now, you're dependent on the bus's schedule not your own.