Nearly everyone who has ever driven has encountered road rage to extent or another, whether they felt it towards another motorist or were the object of such anger themselves.
Even if you were completely in the right in the incident (and I am sure you were), there’s a better-than-average chance you would not react the way this big rig trucker did on a highway in Thailand.
On the road, one trucker was absolutely unwilling to let a large pickup truck pass him (or her) on the freeway, and was willing to do whatever it took to prevent that from happening.
The action he decided to take endangered several lives, and almost certainly injured, if not killed, the pickup truck driver.
The video was posted to YouTube in February, 2014, but is getting new attention after it was uploaded to Imgur Jan. 10, according to the U.K. Express. It could almost serve as a modern-day parable — the prideful trucker versus… the other prideful trucker.
Although clearly the big rig driver was at fault here, and by no small margin, one could reasonably ask the question — why didn’t the pickup truck driver just let it go?
With a simple application of the brakes, the pickup truck driver might have driven away from the incident unscathed. That’s just pride getting in the way of common sense.
If you’re the kind of person who is angry enough to smash a truck out of spite, you likely know you’re that angry already. It’s a great deal harder to notice if you’re prideful enough to continue to poke a metaphorical bear long enough that the only likely conclusion of the confrontation is dangerous escalation.
Be the bigger person, and let it go.
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