...that is the question.
I'm 18 and I don't have a driver's license although I've been old enough for one for two years. I don't even have a learner's permit (well, I did, but it expired). My mom asked me today to decide if I want to get a new permit at the beginning of the summer so I can practice. (The idea is for me to be able to get my license before I leave for college.) She says I don't have to learn to drive until I want to. The problem is that I'm not sure I do want to!
The way I've been looking at things is that eventually, I have to get the permit, if only because I can't think of a practical way to go through life without a driver's license. Public transport does not cover all facets of life... in my city the bus schedule's hours would be too limited.
The thing is though, I took driver's ed when I was 16 and hated it. The written parts were OK (I aced them), and my driving teacher was really cool, but I was a really, really bad driver. (As in, difficulty just controlling the darn car!) It was actually kind of scary, too, especially if I had to go fast. I guess it could be a little unfair to judge all of driving by one six-week course, but it did sort of kill whatever enthusiasm I had to begin with.
I don't know exactly what I'm going to do, but unless I decide not to go for a driver's license at all I think I'll have to get the permit this summer. Once I start college I'll have enough other things to worry about.