Lately I have been encountering a lot of Angry Drivers on the road. Here is how I deal with it.
First I breath and let the issue go. Even when they act in dangerous ways I try to accept that the moment of danger is past and move on with my life. It is not easy at times, but I have gotten better with it.
For example, yesterday twice I was very close to being hit by another car. Both cars saw me but yet continued to drive towards me and didn’t swerve to try to miss. I know they saw me because they speed up thinking they could make it. Fortunately my car has great brakes and I slowed down and avoided the collusion.
Now today I was thinking of that when I am at work. I was thinking of how to handle Angry drivers and what I could do to avoid those kind of dangerous situations.
The bottom line is that I can’t. I can’t drive and not encounter dangerous drivers. I suppose I could try to drive when there is less traffic like early in the morning, but that is no guarantee. More importantly it is not practical. I can’t afford a driver, and there is no guarantee that a driver will be more safer than I am. Some problems in life can’t be solved, and you just have to accept the inherent risk.
So why did I write this? Probably to just accept that you can’t use intelligence to solve every problem. I guess another solution would be to fly to work, but that isn’t affordable for me. Would be super cool though. Its too far to bike to work, and there is no bus either. Hmm, maybe this is one of those white people first world problems? I don’t feel safe in my car, when most people don’t even have a car.
You know sometimes when we talk we hear how silly we sound. I think its time to shut up now.
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