THIRTY SEVEN: Best friend.


We all know the phrase “dog is man’s best friend.” They said the origin of dog began from a single domestication of a now-extinct wolf-like animal thousands of years ago.

Voltaire’s Dictionnaire philosophique of 1764 wrote:

“It seems that nature has given the dog to man for his defense and for his pleasure. Of all the animals it is the most faithful: it is the best friend man can have.”

Because of course, why wouldn’t you? You pet them, you name them, you give them food, you give them your food, you let them out, you get them a dog bed, you let them sleep on your bed/couch, you take them for a walk, you clean up after them, you arrange your house to make them comfortable. Basically, you dedicate your life for them. Without them, your life wouldn’t be the same. Without them, you wouldn’t go as far as you would. Without them, you wouldn’t be where you are now.

They are not disposable, they’re a lifetime commitment. You sacrificed a lot when you decided to made that commitment. Yeah they do take your time and take a lot of work, but don’t make that commitment if you aren’t prepared to devote some good chunk of your time to spend with them for the rest of their lives.

Oops, sorry. Did I say dog? I totally meant car.

Those two are pretty interchangeable they can even be called something else. Girlfriend insurance? Sure. Friend insurance? Yeah. Work insurance? Totally. Call it whatever you want.

The idea behind this post is to “humanize” (although not necessarily human) the car. It could be related to everyday motoring pleasure and/or enduring value. You go on adventure with them. You go on road trips. You are happy to see your car after being away for a period of time. Your car is your best friend.

Now, where would your Volkswagen take you?

Foster The People – Best Friend


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