From the top of my head, here are two projects I love to do before I go to bed. The first is to have my car door open with the key and lock before I go to sleep. The second is to have my car door completely open with the key and lock when I get home from work.
This just goes to show that self-awareness, and the concept of “autopilot” can be a very dangerous thing. It’s easy to get caught up in what you know to be true and what everyone else thinks is true and believe your way of life is better than anyone else’s. But if you just follow your gut, you might be leading yourself down a path that leads nowhere in the end.
This is what’s really worrying is that self-awareness can also be something that leads to bad decisions. There are a lot of people who think they are better than other people, and even though they may be better, they might not be. And the same people who are better, might also be worse.
At least, that is what I have found.
The difference between a person with good self-awareness and someone without it is that with good self-awareness you can learn to distinguish between what is and what is not good for you. This is the difference between a person who doesn’t like to drive and a person who knows how to drive. What I mean by that is you can learn to drive at night, but you can’t get into the wrong side of the road and drive like a maniac.
You can learn to drive at night because it is a more natural feeling. You cant drive under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or prescription drugs. If you have a problem with driving, you cant drive at night. I have a friend who once told me that when he was young, he was so afraid of crashing into a truck. He would rather go to jail. He is now driving and he absolutely loves it.
I always like to say that when it comes to safety, “natural instinct” is the way to go. If you have a natural instinct to drive the wrong way down a road, you are less likely to get into an accident. If this is true, then there is no reason to take any safety precautions when you are out driving at night.
It’s not as scary as it sounds when you think about it though, because most people don’t know the rules. You can always take your car to the nearest garage, tell the attendant you need help, and get in your car. Most people are more likely to get into an accident because they are in denial about the rules. And as long as you are in your car, you are not likely to drive that way again.
Some people may be the most distracted, but the majority of people are just as prone to distraction as the rest of us. And like with most things, we tend to get distracted because we are afraid of something. So the idea that you should take any safety precautions is ridiculous. And it’s also not true, because one could always simply drive a little slower, but at least you wouldn’t be putting yourself at risk.
I can get mad at the argument that you should drive slowly because you don’t want to break your arm. But the real reason I’m mad is because I’ve heard, and even read, people say that they are most likely to drive slowly because they are most likely to break their arms. I, for one, am not the least bit afraid of being in a car accident, not that I’m a car driver.