Hey it’s August, and it’s me, Johnson. Let’s catch up:
I got a haircut.
I’m still listening to IGOR on repeat.
I’m moving back to Tulsa in a couple weeks, which I’m excited about.
My car keeps beeping and blinking lights at me, should I be worried?
Oh and I got flipped off by a little old lady today.
That little old lady gave me the inspiration to write this blog today.
Thanks I guess.
So I’m driving to work today and I stop at a four way stop sign. This stop sign is wonky. It’s wonky because one person has to stop a little further back than everyone else, and has to drive a bit longer through the intersection.
I had stopped at this part of the road and was progressing cautiously through my turn as old lady begins to stop. Old lady then begins gunning through the intersection before I had completed my turn, and flips me off. I assume she did this because she didn’t realize that I had already stopped at the intersection, and was completely, totally, in the right.
I had to tell you this story for two reasons:
1. Because it makes me feel better to tell others how right I am.
(reason 1.5 To prove that the angry old lady is a dummy dumb.)
and reason 2.
To prove how bad misplaced anger is.
I mean, obviously. But I guess some little old lady’s don’t know that yet.
Now, I say misplaced, but what I mean is this: I think anger stems from problems people have in life. It’s a consequence of your own actions and the actions of people around you.
Even more, I think anger stems from people not getting what they wanted, or what they expected. When people expect to be treated a certain way, or with a certain respect, and they’re not treated that way anger is a common response.
Anger is a tool, and like all tools you have at your disposal you can use it incorrectly.
Anger is a strong man’s weapon in order to correct injustice, and make change in your life. It’s a weak man’s tool to put other’s down, while not actually making a difference in anyone’s life.
Being enraged and taking action on impulse because of your ‘hot head’ is what I would consider stupid anger. That’s a child’s form of anger that sadly, some people don’t grow out of. Making rash decisions based off of emotion is generally a mistake.
Being able to pause and look inside yourself. To understand why you feel angry, and to think about what steps you should take in order to affect the right kind of change that would be better for yourself and for people around you; that’s the right kind of anger.
Little old lady, this blog is for you. You flipped me off, that made me a little angry. Now, I know that we all have different ways of expressing our frustrations. If somehow, you made your way to my blog, I want to wish you all the best. I hope you take this experience to heart, and focus on becoming a better driver.
She was pretty old though. . . . So. . . Not likely.