Sometimes in life there occurs a small revelation. I have been trying to control my anger with tailgaters.
I swore out loud when they trailered me on the highway
An old Apple slogan danced into my head: “THINK DIFFERENT.”
[requisite tech reference for a tech bLog]
The next tailgater to come along, I thought: I feel sorry that this driver doesn’t realize how dangerous tailgating is. This thought still had a tenor of anger.
This thought felt good.
I thought, I can help her by pulling over to let her go by.
I pulled over at my first opportunity.
She screamed past me and sped away.
I had no tension. There was no indigestion. No anger.
It didn’t even slow down my trip.
I did not say, “It serves you right!”. I thought, she’s going to be late after all. I empathized with her. It is a situation I have been in myself.