An internet junkie’s ramblings


This is just a place for me to rant about politics, society, technology, or whatever else strikes a nerve.
Don't try this at home.

So I’m the passenger in a friend’s car some weeks ago. We’re driving along and a car speeds passed us and cuts us off while continuing at his or her higher speed. My friend then says with anger “I wish a cop saw that!”

This statement blew my mind. Police officers are not meant to be waiting on the sidelines, always watching, waiting, for someone to piss off someone else. They shouldn’t be giving out tickets or arresting people just for a momentary inconvenience. My friend didn’t even have to slow down for this person to change lanes, but he wanted swift justice.

While that type of aggressive behavior would probably fall under the ever-widening “reckless driving,” not all people should be charged in every case. I’m all for objective laws, but it’s completely unrealistic to think that police have the resources, need, or even desire to crack down on every offender.

The world does not revolve around you. Everything doesn’t have to be perfect. You will be inconvenienced and offended from time to time, and that’s ok. Learn to live with it and roll with the punches. The next time you start to get angry, stop and truly think about it. Getting upset over the little things in life never solves anything.

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