What is it with cars that fascinates us so much?? well, everybody must have different reasons. But as a pshycology enthusiaste, i know that there is always a reason for reasons. Thus, i set about to contemplate about the universal fascination of us, Men, with cars.
The first thing that struck me was that different guys had different inclinations. For some of us, its cars. for others bikes, even cycle-bikes, skate-boards, horses etc. etc.... and thats when i realised it.
Ofcourse, horses. Men have always wanted something fast, faster than the other guy. its a basic human instinct. a guy who has a better, faster, more powerful car is respected by his peers. it is in our nature to respect power. when you drive a car, u r controlling the power of that car, that engine to be more specific. and thats what thrills us. The realization that we r in command, we have power over the thing we drive.
Our forefathers had, in place of cars, horses. the "in" guys had the fastest, the most well-bred horses. Similarly, the "in" guys , nowadays have the fastest, the most expensive cars.. see the connection. cars are'nt pop-culture. Infact, they r a rebellion against any type of culture. the fullfil our most intimate desires of taking our lives to the extreme. the society pressures us... but when the pedal hits the metal. u forget everything.. i mean it. everything... Ur family, ur wife/girlfriend, ur responsibilties, ur duties.... u have a singular concentration. u want speed... it is the need for the speed. and cars succumb to this desire of ours.
i always wondered why someone would spend ridicolous amount of money on cars. but now i understand. i have been there. how it feels to take the R.P.M to 7000...and then even higher. When u stop, u will see life in a more mature way. things will start to matter less... Nicolas cage ( yes, the actor ) once said. " if u wanna kill ur self, just take ur car to 160 MPH and then u`ll c how beautifull life."
We r big boys. and we have big toys. our toys are our cars... HAVE FUN. and feel free to comment.
Please, i don`t want mad driving on our already mad roads in Pakistan. these r just my views.