A father gives his kid a car. It’s a nice car and he tells him to be safe, smart, and take care of it. Even though the car runs real good it needs a new carburetor to be in perfect running condition so he tells the kid to go and buy a new carburetor.
He brings back a stereo.
DAD: “when the car starts sputtering you’re going to regret buying that stereo. You already have the best stereo on the market in your car, you need a carburetor and you bring back a stereo that you cannot even use and even if you do use it, it will never be worth what you paid for it.”
KID: “Who cares about all that, look at how fast the strobe light on the face plate goes, who cares about a carburetor I can get by without it, I will just play the stereo louder to make up for the carburetor.”
A Few weeks later:
KID: “Dad I need a new rear end in the car you gave me.“
DAD: “What happened?“
KID: “I drove around on a low tire for a few days. Then it went flat and after driving around more the rear end finally scattered.”
DAD: “Why didn’t you put air in the tire when it was low?” Dad continues “Everyone knows that you don’t drive around on a flat tire.”
KID: “That’s not the way I do things, just because other people do it that way doesn’t mean I have to”.
A few months later
KID: “While I was headed to the movies, I merged onto the freeway to get into the fast lane and there were 8 or 9 cars in the lane I wanted to be in. I tried to wait for the first two cars but I wanted to go to the movies in that lane. When I got in that lane 6 cars ran off the road and everyone says it is my fault, they say I am stubborn and the police said I am egotistical. They say it is my fault the wreck happened. They say I should have stayed in the middle lane until the fast lane was clear. They don’t understand the way I do things. I looked at the situation and did what I thought would give me the best chance to get to the movies.“
DAD: “Don't you think it would have been a better idea to wait until there were no cars? “
KID: “No I am not second guessing myself, If I had to do it over I would not have waited at all I would have just gone straight for the fast lane. I don’t do things just because someone else thinks it is the right way.“
KID: “My car got scratched but shoot I’ll fix that.“