It felt good.
Slowing down my car and giving way to someone else, joining in from the parking lot, just before a major traffic light, FELT GOOD!
You would surely ask – why is it such a big matter? Isn’t it normal to give way [atleast in the US!]?
Sure it is normal, but not yesterday.
My split second calculations showed that if I don’t slow down to give way, I would be the last car to have crossed the light legally [it was peak time and slow moving traffic on the roads!]. If I slowed down, and allowed the guy to come in front of me, I would have given my chance to the guy joining in from the parking lot.
I was acutely aware of the time I would lose [a precious minute at that particular signal] and the cascading effects of getting stuck in all the signals ahead. Probably would have been late by five minutes to work!
Yet, I chose to slow down.
I was being conscious and controlling my selfish behavior!
This attitude shift was the reason, why I felt good.
I would love to hear your experiences & observations. Do you have any such moments to share?