Every place has its fair share of people with corrosive attitudes and who often seek to contaminate the surroundings with their denigrating demeanor. Whether it’s at the place of work, in a public auditorium, on the road or even at home, you’ll certainly come across people of irritable personalities and scornful acts. What many people may not know is that these negative attitudes may be due to deep lying personal problems. Nevertheless, people with negative attitude can cause irrevocable damage over time if left unchecked. That’s why it’s vital to not only learn to differentiate between genuine concerns and bad attitude. But wait, watch this video first.
But how? You might ask yourself.
Bad attitude is a process not an event.
Unexpected occurrences do obviously affect one’s moods and plans. Even then, your attitude determines in a great way your approach to life as as determine the flow of events for the rest of your day. It’s not once I have been cut out by an irate driver simply because they had to be at a given destination by some specified time. I have even witnessed gruesome confrontations but which are simply aroused by vague misunderstandings. Just recently I was driving to town for an I.T consultative forum when suddenly some bozo emerged out of nowhere and cut me off unexpected. Had I been a second late on stepping on the brakes, things could have turned quite horribly. Surprisingly, the offender moved on unconcerned.
It’s quite safe to assume that the state of affairs on the roads contribute to the corrosive anger exhibited by many drivers on the road. You will, however, be surprised to note that the ‘care less’ attitude exhibited on the roads equally extends to the offices, homes, social places and even in schools. This is because negative attitude is a process that has taken long to shape. Victims of acidic character and attitude can’t simply switch from their ‘carefree attitude’ to thoughtful, self respecting individuals on a snap of a finger.
I am no expert in this area but I can relate to it based on mu own personal experiences and from research done from sources like Wikipedia, WebMd and other expert articles. Here are some of the Causes of road rage and its consequences.
Stress is part of everyday life. There are instances when your life come tumbling down despite your best efforts. Harboring feelings of stress burden for long can turn a self controlled individual into an irate monster on the roads. Quite often, stressed people are selfish, vindictive and aggressive. As result, such people are likely to stir up confrontations in comparison to those who harbor no feelings of hate, hurt or irritation.
Lack of planning.
It’s always been said that lack of planning begets unwarranted failings. The old adage can’t be truer on the roads. Take for instance a driver who has to pass through a crowded road before he can reach to his destination. Unless they plan in earnest on the best ways to avoid being caught up in the quagmire, they will certainly find themselves in troubling times.
More work means less time for other stress relieving activities such as rest, sleep, exercises and socialization. This lack of balance in your working life ultimately affects your health, social world and other spheres of life. An overworked person feels dejected, tired and a social misfit. In such a state, it’s easy to get irritated even by the meekest of arguments.
Among many other things, drunk driving blurs your reasoning capacity. Quite often, road rages are a result of drunk drivers who never flows with state of affairs.
The teen-years age come with a flurry of challenges disguised as flamboyance and youthfulness. Unfortunately, these result to unwarranted pride that lead to confrontation and gruesome acts on the road.
Between provocation, selfish acts and outright aggression by other road users, the need to maintain composure can never be overemphasized. Composure does not only save you time on the road, but it also defines your approach to other people and life in general. So next time, someone one cuts you on the road, don’t get mad at them, just laugh about it. At the end of the day, it them who are going to suffer from it, whether that is from getting a speeding ticket, a fender bender, or something simple as burning more gas.