The license personifies freedom. The license signifies maturity. It is thought to reveal the wide world of options available to an adventurous spirit, and it is believed to be the ticket to a broad and colorful pastiche of new experiences. These thoughts are all true, to the extent that the new driver is mature, responsible, safe and competent.
There exists another, similar laminated piece of plastic that carries with it none of the risks associated with being a young, inexperienced driver - and all of the rewards, plus. This simple, easily-accessible and free card requires no driver's education program nor an extensive and ever-changing knowledge of laws, accepted courtesies, and etiquette. Nor does it demand any type of road map or GPS.
Unlike a driver's license, this card allows the user to travel its highways at any speed he chooses. Fast or slow, and there are no stop signs. Unlike a driver's license, this card requires nothing more than curiosity and a thirst for knowledge. There are no tests, and you don't need to parallel park or use a turn signal. This card provides the same access to an wide-open highway of adventure; and it never ends. The highways even extend into the past, impossible with a driver's license unless you find the Delorean from Back to the Future.
In short, this other card provides the user with every advantage of a driver's license and none of the potential pitfalls, dangers, or frustrations. This other card is issued by your local library, and lasts a lifetime. A library card is every bit as important as a driver's license, for the teenager and any other driver. So, get your driver's license, as you will, and drive to the library and get the really important card.