It was the usual morning rush hour – bumper to bumper, slow moving traffic on a narrow Bengaluru road. Clogged in both directions. The car just ahead of me, seeing an opening in the opposite lane, decides to overtake. She is slow & fails. She is now parallel to the car she was trying to overtake, on the wrong side of the road & obstructing oncoming traffic. Nonchalantly, she switches on her left indicator on & tries to squeeze ahead. Infuriating behaviour!
As wisdom goes: every time you are upset, is an opportunity to know yourself better.
Why do some people indulge in such behaviours & others not? What thoughts might be behind such actions?
When someone abstains from such behaviour, they are:
- .. valuing fairness to those waiting, over getting ahead themselves
- .. valuing civility & common good, ahead of self interest
- .. prioritising restraint, over being opportunistic & inconveniencing others
- .. acknowledging others time & convenience to be as important as own
I wish more of us could think on these lines .. more often!
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