Car ownership sets the young on road to real world
After the exhilaration of passing the driving test and being given a licence, many young people want to own a set of wheels ("Desire to own cars still strong among the young"; last Sunday).
The freedom that comes with owning a car, in being able to travel anywhere one likes, is tempting and hard to resist.
Of course, reality sets in quickly after buying a car. The hefty financial burden incurred and the problem of being caught in a traffic gridlock are no longer hearsay.
I have been through this rite of passage myself. It is like a baptism of fire.
That said, the experience of owning a car is invaluable. For the young, it is akin to an invitation to enter the real world that they are just beginning to experience.
Seah Yam Meng