If every time I read or hear about Malaysians ranting about other Malaysians‘ driving, I get RM1, I’d be filthy rich by now. Sometimes, we keep looking at other people and their faults, we seldom have time to see ourselves in the mirror.
Have you been wondering, after all the rantings, cussing, bitching, how do YOU drive? I did, and if I can sit by myself while I’m driving (that’s hard to type, let alone to do), only then would I know for sure.
I’ve sat aside drivers who won’t stop cussing at the ‘other irresponsible’ drivers, only to do the exact things s/he ‘despised’ her/himself. Even the females do this. No, make that EVERYONE.
When we’re at the steering wheel, we’re in our own bubble, our own world. We do as we wish, and reacts to the other ‘bubbles’ around us. We always believe that we’re doing the right thing, for the right reasons and we expect others to obey and follow suit.
Do we believe that we’re always right about something? Nowadays, there’s a lot of blog posts about (other) bad drivers, (other) stupid shoppers, (other) dumb LRT/Komuter/Bus passenger, and so on and so forth. But these persons (me included) may not be behaving as well as we had hoped the others would do.
Maybe if we could see ourselves in a 3rd person’s view, only then would we realize how badly did we behave. That’s why some of us don’t like seeing a candid image/video of them, since they’ll see a side that’s oblivious to them in the first place.