But, there is a simple trick you can employ to help reduce your stress level while driving. When somebody makes a bad or thoughtless move on the road, resist the urge to write that person off as a total idiot, witless moron, or complete @!#%*!!! Instead, imagine that person is rushing off to a family emergency, flying down the highway with tear-clouded eyes to reach the local hospital. Or, if you prefer toilet humor, imagine that speeding, swerving driver has got to find a toilet NOW! If neither of those work for you, create any scenario that leads you to feel sympathy for the driver who just did whatever they did. It lowers your stress level and keeps you from making an instant judgment that does nothing more than make you angry and leave you with additional stress baggage to carry around with you for the rest of the day. Be generous in spirit with that other driver today. After all, sooner or later we all make bone-headed, thoughtless moves on the road and will need other people's generosity of spirit then.
Seed a little generosity today. It will spread. Maybe it'll keep somebody, somewhere from suffering road rage and doing something truly awful.
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