Anyhow, I find it kind of funny when someone pulls out in front of someone else and the driver gets mad and honks at the other person, maybe goes as far as flying the bird. It can get ugly and dangerous. It's just not worth it.
But here's the thing, we're all guilty. We're all sinners. Very few things have been done to us on the road that we haven't done ourselves. Sometimes we make a driving mistake, while other times we try to make things happen because we're running late or there's an emergency and we intentionally drive a bit dangerously.
This issue actually rolls over into everyday life when we have a tendency to blow up over something that if we'd take off our blinders, we'd realize we're guilty of the same things.
Have you ever lied so you wouldn't get in trouble? Have you ever gotten mad at someone for lying to you? That doesn't seem fair. It's actually unethical. Hurts doesn't it. I'm with you.
Have you ever let someone think that something is true, when it wasn't, because you benefited from it in some way? Have you ever broken the law by speeding? You know you have, so guess what, you're a lawbreaker. Now you're free to say well it's not like I robbed a bank or anything and that's fine, but it doesn't take away from the fact that you're a lawbreaker. Period. Yet we get so mad at others flying by us on the road. Once again, because of human nature, you might say: "Well, I might have been speeding, but I wasn't going as fast as that guy." Sounds like that statement isn't on solid ground.
Have you ever gotten behind the wheel drunk? When I was younger I did it a lot. I could've killed someone. My whole life would've been over. I don't have a DUI on my record but that's just because I didn't get caught. I'm just as bad as the person who got the DUI.
Have you ever cheated or stolen anything (i.e. supplies from work, padding expense accounts, taxes, tests, partner, etc.). Not anything big, but I know I've taken stuff out of our office before (I'm retired now), without asking. I am a thief. I am a reformed thief, but I'm a thief. You get the picture.
We have a tendency to think way more highly of our moral selves than what is true. It's human nature. It's one of the reasons democrats and republicans fight, because we're all thinking we're the good guys. We block out how screwed up we are and start pointing fingers at the wrongs of others. The very wrongs, we more than likely did at some point in our lives.
Life's short. Accept that we're all screwed up. And if you believe in God, make him extremely happy and let him take care of the judgement portion of our journey. Always be humble and kind and may peace and joy be with you all.