I have been starting some new chapters in my life. For years, I struggled with depression and low self-esteem and anxiety.
I recently moved out from my parents’ home; I’m 27. I also really enjoy cars, and have always wanted an older car to have fun with on weekends and summer days (I currently drive something newer that isn’t exciting).
However, my parents have been controlling for most of my life. They’ve shot down many of my ideas, including me buying another car. Recently, I told them I found a car for $3500 in great shape and all I received was “why’s” and lots of negativity.
I found a awesome, rare VW from 1984 for $1600. It’s no beauty queen, but it runs and drives great. It fits well in my budget.
However, I am afraid of my parents throwing a gigantic fit and holding a grudge against my “stupid” idea of buying another car once they find out. I know it’s just a material object, but is it excessive of me? Is it a sin to want another car for leisure? Am I being a bad son by deciding upon this without their participation or approval?