I'd love to have a face-to-face conversation with some of these critical engine experts
My son-in-law just bought a new Mercedes 250 CLA. It's not my style of car, but it makes him happy
. I'm delighted for him. My other son-in-law just bought a new Jeep. Again, not my style of car, but I'm happy for him.
I have an acquaintance who owns one of the world's most valuable cars. It's so rare and valuable that it is almost unusable. I would not be inclined to buy such a car (even if I were as rich as him), because it would be so hard to use and enjoy. But it brings him joy, so again, I am happy for him.
My brother's father-in-law has an old hot rod. He gets great pleasure from owning it. It's a car I'd never want, but I love
seeing him smile when he talks about it.
See a pattern?
I would say this is a normal
response for ordinary human beings. We are generally happy to see others around us who are happy.
But I think the internet allows people with certain, malignant personality disorders to hide behind a key board and reveal their darker views with very little consequence.
All this talk about lesser car engines
and greater car engines
seems like some sort of schadenfreude
, where people take pleasure in seeing other people's mistakes. It reminds me of pathological narcissism where a person puts down others to make themselves feel superior. Honestly, when I read people complaining about the engine choice someone has made in a buying a car, I'm a bit sad to see a life focused on such a petty issue
If someone wants to buy a new Whatchamacallit
with the 11 cylinder Turbo-electric engine
, I wish them well and hope they enjoy it as much as I am enjoying my 2.0 base Cayman.
Again, I'd love to have a face-to-face conversation with some of these folks; I wonder if their critique would be so brave
OK....off my soap-box now.