Nowadays I refuse to be made to feel stupid for not buying something. I don’t have an iPhone and people constantly try to make me feel bad about that. I don’t own a car, and literally once a week someone else is telling me that you “have” to have a car to live in LA. Even though they’re talking to someone who’s been living without a car in LA for almost two years now. I wrote a thing for Gawker a few weeks ago in which I said that I ride the bus, and there were a few comments that just said, “I can’t believe you admitted to riding the bus in LA.” And I’m like, “Fuck you. Because the elitist, materialistic snobbery that says you need to have things like a car to be happy or live a good life isn’t too dissimilar from a banker laying waste to everything in his path in order to secure a fatter bonus.” They’re different degrees of terrible, but they’re not totally unalike.
I do these things!!
I’ve been without a car for about 3 of the last 4 years I’ve lived here in LA. Sure, it kinda sucks. But you know what? Fuck you if you judge people based upon that.