Over the weekend, we flew to California for my sister’s beautiful wedding. Fun was had by all.
To add to our fun (in other words, “my fun”), we paid a little extra and rented a Fiat 500. The road between San Francisco and Mendocino was amazing — super twisty with nicely banked curves. The Fiat had enough oomph to go as fast as my nerve would allow.
The more I reflected on the experience of my driving fun along that world‐class road, I realized that I enjoyed myself nearly as much as if I had been in a Ferrari. And the Ferrari costs about fifteen times what the Fiat does.
Context is important. Ferrari owners live and breathe in a world of extreme luxury. My normal drive consists of a pedestrian Toyota sedan or our family minivan. The Fiat 500 provides a lot of contrast.
So enjoy yourself today! See how much fun you can have on a limited budget.
p.s. That’s my daughter in the photo. She enjoyed the sunroof as much as I enjoyed the car’s little engine.