There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. ~ Mandela
Have you ever been driving to work and noticed in the rearview mirror someone speeding up behind you driving like a maniac? Sure, we’re all in a hurry in the morning, but get a grip people!
Well, this was no ordinary person. It was a police officer. OK — he must have been pursuing someone. That’s his job, right? Wrong. He wasn’t pursuing anyone. He was just driving like an ass. After he passed me, he cut over into another lane without signaling. All stuff I would get a ticket for if I’d been in front of him. (I may have participated in a small amount of verbal road rage at that point.)
Anyway, so what? Rules don’t apply to cops. I get it. They have to deal with nasty lawbreakers everyday and I don’t. Maybe driving like a maniac is their form of stress release or just their way to feel significant and show that they can do whatever they want. Could I have gotten the plate number and called in his unruly behavior? Sure, but why? It would be for nothing.
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Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations ~ Edward de Bono