Thursday, 18 February 2016
On Cars and Status.
I was looking at the prestige cars in Ashbourne today and a thought struck me. As soon as somebody buys a car that is a little ‘above’ the everyday, everyman model, they’re declaring themselves to be a player in the status game. And the problem with the status game is that while it permits a declaration of superiority towards some people, it also requires the admission of inferiority towards others. Frankly, I don’t see the point. Unless you can afford the most expensive car available, you might just as well buy the cheapest and declare yourself to be at least unpretentious.