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Learning from others


Not everyone is perfect but everyone has something that you and I can learn from. That's because you can learn more from people other than their wisdom. You can learn from their mistakes as well.

Yesterday there was a huge rain and lightning storm. During a time like this, I maintain the speed limit because it's harder to see in front of me and also the braking distance isn't optimal. After all, it's a speed limit, not a speed minimum. In a maneuver as old as Henry Ford, the car behind me is tailgating me, even flashing its lights a couple of times.

In my younger years, I was a speed demon (who thought the speed limit was indeed the minimum) but I don't remember ever tailgating anyone. That's because I knew how I felt when someone tailgated me. I learn from the inappropriate behaviors of others.

For example, you don't stand nose to nose with someone in a room. Neither should you tailgate, especially if the other car is doing the speed limit. You give people their personal space.

When I see someone behind me trying to get past me, I would pull to the side if it's safe to do so. If it's a four-lane road, I of course would make sure I'm in the right lane. I try to be a courteous fellow driver. Most drivers are like me. Be a peaceful driver, not one on a warpath. ☮

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