Tuesday, March 27, 2012

road trips and life

On my last drive to NJ, I thought about how road trips make a great analogy to life. Everyone in a little box moving towards their own destination. The people tailgating me aren't really thinking about me as they press hard on my backside, they're mostly just trying to get somewhere. Their frustration and anger is theirs, not mine. I can move aside and let them pass. Likewise with people in real life; our agendas are different and that's okay.

On the road, it's extremely important to pay attention to the needs of others. Not to change our own needs in response -- like, I am not speeding past the radar camera no matter how irritated someone looks behind me, but I can politely decline to stand in the way of their choice. As in life, if we all honored each other's choices, wouldn't the world be a better place?


  1. If only all other drivers took the same point of view...

  2. I am with you 100%. Having driven 100's of thousands of miles in 48 states and dozens of countries.
    - B