When do you follow your feeling?

When you have to make an important decision, do you always need someone’s opinion?

A friend of mine planned to buy a new car. Buying a car for many people is considered as an investment. It needs quite a lot of money. She is an unmarried woman. Being unmarried means having no partner to discuss with and in her situation is on automotive updates. She said to me “If I have a husband, at least I have someone who can give me a view of what car I should buy.” She needed someone to discuss with.

Probably this is one of downsides of being a single. Of course it is not always the case.

I remembered a colleague when she was going to take her car ownership program for her, she discussed it with her husband who happenedly worked for Toyota for many years. He was very much exposed to technology updates in automotive. He gave her his opinion on this and probably too much for her. They ended up with a conflict. The husband was very strong with his suggestion while my colleague wanted him to give her a bit of freedom to decide.

It is very interesting how two people have a completely different perspective for the same situation, for buying a car. Both are female. This automotive world might belong to males more than females.

Is automotive world more for males?

I remembered my own situation a few years ago. Actually I knew what to buy, a brand with road assisstant services. This was my number one criteria for choosing a brand for a car. As a female driver, I am aware that I need this assistance in case of an emergency. Just out of curiosity, I went to a show room of another brand. I had a test-drive there. It was a good experience driving that car, very comfortable. A test drive can really give an experience for the driver. And it can change someone’s mind. And I changed my mind. I made a very quick decision to choose that brand. I did not need anyone to discuss with. I followed my feeling. I even compromised to the criteria I have put earlier.


6 thoughts on “When do you follow your feeling?

  1. 💜 The Human is both Logical and Emotional; so deciding what to follow, THOUGHTS!!! or “feeling” is difficult, personally, I tend to “follow…feeling”

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  2. It is always good to seek expert opinions, like car mechanics, and the internet is a good source for reviews, but ultimately, it comes down to what feels best personally. Automotive tends to be the realm of the male, but not always!

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  3. I admire that you purchased a car on your own. When I was single, I had my mom go with me to buy my first new car. Dealing with car salesmen is stressful to me, so I now drive a car that is almost 10 years old. I may have to get a new one in a few years, and I dread it — even with the assistance of my husband.

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    1. In my case actually it was a Car Ownership Program. The dealing was made by the company. Not much negotiation I could make. Probably I would do the same if I have to pay with my own money.


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