Monday, September 22, 2008

How Being A Road Bully Can Take Energy Away From You

Are you quite a short-tempered person? Are you finding it hard to control your anger when someone does something which just pissed you off on the road?

If so, you are not alone. Like many people out there, I too am very frustrated when someone cuts in front of me which giving ample signaling, or worse still without any signs of their intention. Think they are driving a F1 formula racing car here!?

And today, when talking to one of my badminton friends, one thing which he said really struck a bell in my head.

He mentioned that road rage is actually just a foot away from the brakes. Take some time to let the message sink into your head and ponder about the essence of it.

The fact is, if you were more willingly to step on the brakes of your car, there will little or no road rage to talk about.

Majority of our anger, irritations and frustrations all stem out from our unwillingness to step on the brakes! Frankly speaking, what does it takes to step on the brakes and let the vehicle in front of you pass? Not much effort, right?

However, on the other hand, if you don't want to take the small effort to make a small tap on your brakes, you are actually expanding more of your energy, negatively and destructively.

You may be thinking, "Why must I step on the brakes and let that idiot get in front of me when he drives so reckless!"

Well, the driving point here is not about what other drivers should or should not do which merits you taking the action to step on your brakes. I'm talking about what we should do, for our own sake and the sake of those who loves us.

You know particularly how dangerous it could be when we get into road rage. Even so, we still do that, especially for those hot-blooded youngsters like me.

Therefore, rather than concerning ourselves with what other should or should not do, why not we become more aware of what we should do to conserve our limited energy for the day on more useful and purposeful stuffs?

To speak the truth, if it is necessary for you to commute on the road daily, won't it just makes sense for you to take the necessary actions to manage your anger and frustrations you "receive" on the road.

Easier said than done? Totally agree! I will put two hands up in agreement of that. Nevertheless, it is still necessary. Why let others dictate how you should feel? Shouldn't you be the one in control of your emotions?

Do you think anger and frustration is something which you want to entertain everyday? I truly doubt so.

Do it not only for your own sake but also for the sake of your loved ones. Why make them worry unduly about your safety on the road?

Rather than entertaining those destructive thoughts, why don't you concern yourself with more constructive thoughts and ideas like how to change your life and the lives of your loved ones to the better?

Be more willingly to step on the brakes you will start to see what the small difference can do to your life. ^^

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