Monday, August 12, 2013

Quick Hits 2

Sometimes I hear an utterance or catch a quick visual of something that sticks in my mind. As this sensory input rolls about in my head, several different outcomes are possible. It might be the case that after a moment of consideration, the input is deleted as uninteresting, trivial, or too much for me to deal with. However, another possible outcome is that the input keeps demanding my attention. It somehow wants me to wrestle with it and give it more than just a passing notice. In such cases, they can end up here, in my blog series called Quick Hits.

Driving everyday on the busy roadways in my neck of the woods, it seems that nobody uses their turn signals. People are always jamming on their brakes and making a turn without warning or aggressively and wrecklessly cutting me off. I can't come to any other conclusion that this is a mark of both rudeness and selfishness. I believe that your level of compassion for other human beings is directly correlated with the fraction of the time that you use your turn signal when you make a turn or lane change in your vehicle.

What do you think?