If you're ever pissed off about how oil and power companies are ruining the environment, you can get rid of your car and get a bicycle.
You will have trouble getting to work, picking up the kids, buying groceries and getting around, but BY GEORGE you stuck to your principles and the oil and power companies
Look, I know you weren't necessarily striving for accuracy and were just trying to make a point, but as someone who commutes to work (and the gym, the grocery store, and almost everywhere) by bicycle, you're wrong about most of those things. It's actually easier for me to bike than drive to work because otherwise I'd have to worry about the parking nightmare that is most downtowns, and if you don't think you can do groceries you might want to look up "rear rack" (and rear panniers). Don't ever plan on having kids but it's certainly possible to transport them, as well (I see lots of dads and the occasional mom doing so here). You might be right about the oil companies to some extent, but it's certainly been noted that younger generations are less interested in car ownership than older ones were at that age, so somebody's noticing.