Driving has shown me something. I had a sort of epiphany while clutching my wheel and cursing at the stupid person trying to u-turn into oncoming traffic. And this doesn’t just have to do with driving and traffic and road rage, though it does involve those things. This is simple: we only spot the bad.
Think about it this way. How many times have you been driving and have had a small fit of road rage because someone cut you off or was driving ten under the speed limit or forgot to use a signal and slammed on the breaks to make a turn? I’m sure it has happened to all of us. We focus in on that person and that is all we see.
But what about all the good? What about everyone else, those people driving around you, that are doing everything right? Do they get any credit? Of course not. All we see is the bad. Take a look at the news. The first twenty minutes is talking about who was murdered, what was stolen, what bad thing happened. The good? That’s forgotten or pushed aside for the last five minutes. It seems we are drawn to the bad. But maybe, just maybe if we realize this, we can break the cycle. It might just start with the little things, just realizing that it isn’t all so bad. We can start looking at the good instead of the bad, even if it is just when we are driving. Hell, I don’t know if it is possible to overcome this cycle, but it doesn’t seem like a bad idea.
Will we get back into writing next post? The world may never know (but probably).