Who were the people who demonstrated car-free or car-life living for you?
For me, it was my dad, who preferred to get around town on foot or by bike instead of driving. We owned a car and we used it, but for a lot of the solo trips around town, he didn't drive.
Today, he's retired and aside from driving to church, he either walks to takes the transit. I think that's part of the reason he's in remarkably good health these days.