Should College Students Own Private Cars?
Private cars, often regarded as luxury goods, arereported to have been bought by many collegestudents orby their parents as birthday gifts in therecent. This phenomenon can also find itsexpression in the driver’s license rush for manycollege students. During summer or winter vacation,sometimes even on weekends,many college studentswould attend driving courses. Though learning to drive can give college graduates acutting edgein job market, I do not think it is necessary for college students to own private cars in thisparticular episode of lives.
Firstly, according to some news coverage, the majority of private cars owned by collegestudents are purchased by their parents instead of by themselves. Of course, there are somewealthy families that can easilyafford private cars, but it does nothing to change the fact thatcollege students rely on their parents for tuition fees and living expenditure. In terms ofpersonal growth, owning private cars bought by parents do not help college students cherishthe value of self-reliance. Some educationalists worry that in the long run those students tendto become lazy, which is harmful to college students’improvement.
Secondly, private cars are not basic necessities without which college students can not carrythrough their pursuit of higher degrees. Both professors and college students can figure outthe underlying reason forsome students owning private cars is to show off. As I havementioned above, the majority of college students still depend on their parents for tuition feesand living expenditure, but owning private cars contribute nothing to showing off their ownpersonal highlight. In actuality, we do admire that those private carowners have wealthyparents, but at the bottom of our heart we severely detest those classmates. We can easily findout that showing off indicates the very insecurity and lack of confidence in studies andpersonal cultivation.Furthermore, as some college students are still yet to be mature, they caneasily become jealous. For those immature students, they are more likely to form the beliefthat the society is unfair.
In conclusion, as college students can not provide for themselves, how can they dare to asktheir parents to buy cars for them? Owning private cars only indicates inner insecurity and lackof confidence for thosestudents, and arouses jealousy among peers. Therefore, I think it isunwise to own private cars for college students.