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      12-17-2005, 05:58 PM   #67
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I still disagree. You see, my point of view is based on experience. I was a rich kid who's daddy bought him a nice car (not a BMW, but a new Jeep.) And I thought it had great value to me. I thought I was grateful. After I smacked it up a few times, and daddy paid of course, I moved on to sneaking out in his Porsches, despite his forbidding me to do so.
The thing you need to realize though, is the fact that your view is based on your experience. You can't think that you're grateful; you just are. After reading this post, I realize that you've been through the same environment that I'm in now: you had a new car and your dad had a nicer car (both Porsches in our cases).

However, that's where the similarities end. Sure, it'd be fun driving the Porsche, but I would never break the trust of my dad, and take it out for a spin without his consent. In fact, even when I got my license, and my dad insisted that he tag along a little longer to see if I was "capable" of driving by myself, I complied.

There are definite differences between even people in similar situations, and each individual approaches each situation in a different manner. It would be unfair to generalize simply because you took a certain course of action.

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Since college, I have not received a dime from my family, and everything I own I have earned myself. I had no idea! There is a HUGE difference in how I value my possessions now.

You must try it some time!
This is something I would like to experience in the near future, but getting a job right now to pay for tuition, while completely focusing on studying would go against my parents' wishes. They want me to not worry about working, and all they expect is very high marks. Of course, I haven't bought anything for personal use since I've began college. So, I guess I don't need any extra cash right now.


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This statement is obviously based on conjecture, and is largely false. I grew up in a very wealthy town and know that rich kids have very little respect for material value and generally view themselves as 'Better Than" poor people.

Poor people may not be well educated or even very bright, but they generally know the value of money. They know that the heap they bought to get them from A to B is a BIG DEAL, and that they feel fortunate to even have any car at all. Of couse, there are exceptions, but I believe these points to be generally true.
I completely agree with you on this matter.

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I know this forum is largely populated by spoiled little rich kids, and they feel the need to justify their bourgeois guilt- I understand. They certainly do not want to hear about how their brains aren't even fully developed enough to be good drivers. When I was a teen, I thought that I was the greatest driver this side of Juan Fangio. I thought I knew everything, and my point of view was the only possible correct view- what more could adults know? Since then, I have learned with time comes experience, that life is precious, and everyone experiences life differently.
I realized what you know now over the two years that I have had my driver's license. I've expressed the same viewpoint in my previous posts.

Bingo on the last part btw.

I wonder what Ayrton Senna and Juan Manuel Fangio thought when they were seventeen?
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      12-17-2005, 09:02 PM   #68
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There's a lot of blending of topics here.
All things being equal:
  • As a group, 17 year olds have little experience driving.
  • As a group, 17 year olds statistically are poor drivers.
  • As a group, 17 year olds think they are good drivers.
  • Generally, people take care of things better when they earn the things, whether through work or grades.
  • Many bad parents compensate by lavishing gifts on their kids.
It's hard to admit you're part of one of the above groups, but that doesn't mean
you are the problem, unless you prove it by what you tell us.

Peace!
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There's a lot of blending of topics here.
All things being equal:
  • As a group, 17 year olds have little experience driving.
  • As a group, 17 year olds statistically are poor drivers.
  • As a group, 17 year olds think they are good drivers.
  • Generally, people take care of things better when they earn the things, whether through work or grades.
  • Many bad parents compensate by lavishing gifts on their kids.
It's hard to admit you're part of one of the above groups, but that doesn't mean
you are the problem, unless you prove it by what you tell us.
Agreed... Lets look at this another way:
  • As a group , BMW drivers are a**holes
  • As a group , Guys who drive fast cars are trying to compensate for some other "short" coming.
  • As a group , Highschool kids that drive expense cars are spoiled brats

That doesn't mean it applies to anyone here....
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ok to all of you that talk about about im 15 and i got an E90 my parents got it for mr not like i can drive yet but its my car and u guys cant say there momey and daddy got it for them and say it as a bad way my parents got this stuff for me becuse there parents could never do somthing like that or give somthing of that sort my parents knew i loved bmw's they wonted to get somthing that i liked the only reason they got it was grades my older bro is 20 theyy got him an eclips bad grades so fu all that talk bad about parents and how they get there kids stuff just cuz your panents did not does not make my parents bad :mad: :mad: :mad:
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ok to all of you that talk about about im 15 and i got an E90 my parents got it for mr not like i can drive yet but its my car and u guys cant say there momey and daddy got it for them and say it as a bad way my parents got this stuff for me becuse there parents could never do somthing like that or give somthing of that sort my parents knew i loved bmw's they wonted to get somthing that i liked the only reason they got it was grades my older bro is 20 theyy got him an eclips bad grades so fu all that talk bad about parents and how they get there kids stuff just cuz your panents did not does not make my parents bad :mad: :mad: :mad:
You are an absolute moron.
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There's a lot of blending of topics here.
All things being equal:
  • As a group, 17 year olds have little experience driving.
  • As a group, 17 year olds statistically are poor drivers.
  • As a group, 17 year olds think they are good drivers.
  • Generally, people take care of things better when they earn the things, whether through work or grades.
  • Many bad parents compensate by lavishing gifts on their kids.
It's hard to admit you're part of one of the above groups, but that doesn't mean
you are the problem, unless you prove it by what you tell us.

Peace!
your parents did not get u shit just cuz u got bad grades dont be hatting on us
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your parents did not get u shit just cuz u got bad grades dont be hatting on us
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ok to all of you that talk about about im 15 and i got an E90 my parents got it for mr not like i can drive yet but its my car and u guys cant say there momey and daddy got it for them and say it as a bad way my parents got this stuff for me becuse there parents could never do somthing like that or give somthing of that sort my parents knew i loved bmw's they wonted to get somthing that i liked the only reason they got it was grades my older bro is 20 theyy got him an eclips bad grades so fu all that talk bad about parents and how they get there kids stuff just cuz your panents did not does not make my parents bad :mad: :mad: :mad:

This is exactly what I've been trying to say!
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your parents did not get u shit just cuz u got bad grades dont be hatting on us
You prove my last point perfectly. Thank you.

"It's hard to admit you're part of one of the above groups, but that doesn't mean
you are the problem, unless you prove it by what you tell us."
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ok to all of you that talk about about im 15 and i got an E90 my parents got it for mr not like i can drive yet but its my car and u guys cant say there momey and daddy got it for them and say it as a bad way my parents got this stuff for me becuse there parents could never do somthing like that or give somthing of that sort my parents knew i loved bmw's they wonted to get somthing that i liked the only reason they got it was grades my older bro is 20 theyy got him an eclips bad grades so fu all that talk bad about parents and how they get there kids stuff just cuz your panents did not does not make my parents bad :mad: :mad: :mad:
What? Can you make complete sentences?

Your parents got you a E90 and you don't even have your license yet. Can't your parents get you something else because of your good grades? Wow, I really did not think high school was THAT difficult.
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      12-29-2005, 11:47 AM   #77
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At 17, I had about 4 years of experience "driving" (tractors and motorcycles on grandpa's farm). But I was ALWAYS two or three steps ahead of the drivers around me. I have never (knock on wood) been in an accident while driving. I was once rear-ended because I took my eyes off the guy AFTER he had stopped behind me.
Now, since I have so much experience driving, I'm getting worse. I feel I am such a good, attentative driver that I don't need to pay attention. And I'm getting scared back into paying attention. I sometimes wonder just how I can drive down the road, and delicately adjust the radio balance, then look up a realize I did not "see" the last 1/2 mile of road.
So now I bought an E90 to be one of those white, middle-aged men who think they can drive, but maybe really can't. I still KNOW when that fool ahead is going to turn into my lane, far enough in advance I can even verbalize it to passengers.
Someone else said it too. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD and have at least two escape routes planned, and keep looking for that third one.
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You prove my last point perfectly. Thank you.

"It's hard to admit you're part of one of the above groups, but that doesn't mean
you are the problem, unless you prove it by what you tell us."
true that i was looking at the m3 but i couuld not get a stick and this car was half payed by parents and half by family but w.e if u guys think im a ratty spoild kid then ok im not going to try to fight it off
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true that i was looking at the m3 but i couuld not get a stick and this car was half payed by parents and half by family but w.e if u guys think im a ratty spoild kid then ok im not going to try to fight it off
Holy crap, please kill yourself for INTELLIGENCE'S sake!
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true that i was looking at the m3 but i couuld not get a stick and this car was half payed by parents and half by family but w.e if u guys think im a ratty spoild kid then ok im not going to try to fight it off
ur rents shouda gottan u english lessonz instead of tha bimma cuz u cant even type shiznit.
<translation: your parents should've taken the money they spent on the E90 and spend it on some English lessons>
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ok to all of you that talk about about im 15 and i got an E90 my parents got it for mr not like i can drive yet but its my car and u guys cant say there momey and daddy got it for them and say it as a bad way my parents got this stuff for me becuse there parents could never do somthing like that or give somthing of that sort my parents knew i loved bmw's they wonted to get somthing that i liked the only reason they got it was grades my older bro is 20 theyy got him an eclips bad grades so fu all that talk bad about parents and how they get there kids stuff just cuz your panents did not does not make my parents bad :mad: :mad: :mad:
And just think...he's the one with the GOOD grades in the family.
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And just think...he's the one with the GOOD grades in the family.
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Kids who aren't old enough to vote should not be allowed to drive....why 17?

But if you're old enough to vote...you should be able to drink alcohol too.....why 21?

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Don't worry khoda, we're just giving you a hard time. But seriously--if you need help with that big 'ol owners manual, I'm sure Canucklion would be glad to translate..lol
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Don't worry khoda, we're just giving you a hard time. But seriously--if you need help with that big 'ol owners manual, I'm sure Canucklion would be glad to translate..lol
No, khoda, lxapilot118 is just joking about us just giving you a hard time. We mean it. Go skin yourself and roll around in a sandbox full of rock salt.
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No, khoda, lxapilot118 is just joking about us just giving you a hard time. We mean it. Go skin yourself and roll around in a sandbox full of rock salt.

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No, khoda, lxapilot118 is just joking about us just giving you a hard time. We mean it. Go skin yourself and roll around in a sandbox full of rock salt.

hahaha JACK. ASS.
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true that i was looking at the m3 but i couuld not get a stick and this car was half payed by parents and half by family but w.e if u guys think im a ratty spoild kid then ok im not going to try to fight it off

what high school do you go to in san jose?
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