The recent widespread discussion in social media about the actions of a young man after partying has triggered my distress at the thought of the regrettable actions by drunk, drugged, distracted, and drowsy drivers every day.
Do we really grasp the way that these things impair us and change our ability to act sensibly, responsibly–the way we might if we were “in our right mind”?
What does it lead to (whether intended or not)? Out-of-control. Regrettable actions. Broken lives. Irreversible tragedies.
Surely there are better ways for us to deal with the stress, pain, fear, frustration, and boredom in our lives. I mean, what are we doing to ourselves? Has it become socially acceptable to mess up our own lives as well as those around us?
What can I do about it? What can you do about it? Surely we can work together to find ways to end these senseless, preventable tragedies–on and off the road.