Many have asked why I like to drive my older, less convenient vehicles. The answer to me, is a simple one. I believe/know that my less convenient life empowers me. My 1970 Jimmy doesn't turn my windshield wipers on for me when it starts to rain, it doesn't adjust my seat for me, it doesn't have automatic temperature control, doesn't have power windows, it doesn't have some sort of tooth device for communicated, it is not connected to satellite, I actually have to drive it and stay alert to avoid accidents, it doesn't have a rear mounted camera (so I need to actually turn and look), It doesn't tell me of road conditions (that is my job as a driver) and I actually like to pay attention to my driving, what I am doing. It doesn't even have a heated seat for me in the winter. What I drive and how I drive allows me to practice being in the moment, being aware of what I am doing, very empowering stuff. You may want to practice being in the moment, it will do wonders for you. How automated is your life, how much do you actually do, how much do you actually think?
When you go out camping are you air conditioned, climate controlled, do you have a TV, microwave oven, king sized bed and other conveniences of your automated house? Not me, because I am there in the moment, with nature. My less convenient life has allowed me to not become soft and dependent on things outside me. I enjoy thinking and I do live on the fringes of technology. Butch