Floor It To The Next Stop Light

Impatience never got anything done faster, just wronger.

The name of this category comes from the observation of people every day on the way to work: I’ve noticed that the things that are beyond a driver’s control have a much greater impact on their commute time than how hard they can push down the gas pedal. Traffic jams, accidents, stop lights, slow drivers, bad weather, Amish buggies… any of these things will completely negate all efforts to outrun other drivers. We all know this is true, but we don’t admit it to ourselves… and even if we do admit it, we still don’t change our behavior, and we floor it to the next stop light. It’s cognitive dissonance.

So these posts are about exploring the ways we contradict ourselves, and trying to move closer to an understanding of what’s actually true in the process.

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