School holidays are a fun time for drivers. In my city, there is less traffic on the road during peak times which is nice, but drive through town in the middle of the day without paying extra attention and you’re likely to run over some “too-cool-for-school” wannabe teen kingpin who doesn’t believe his or her body is susceptible to the laws of physics, particularly the laws involving large moving metal objects colliding with objects of lesser mass.
A couple of days ago, I am driving along when a group of 10 year olds decide to cross the road regardless of my cars trajectory. I slowed down and watched these kids cross the street, and was taken aback by the way they were carrying themselves. This one young girl in particular was walking like a king returning from a victorious battle, like she owned the street and everyone on the street. I thought “don’t you know you’re only 10? Don’t you know you haven’t learnt a thing yet? Don’t you know that if you were a little more humble you could learn so much from all those around you?”
But what about me? Does a 90 year old look at me, a 31 year old and think “slow down sonny jim, you’d learn a lot more if you weren’t so sure of yourself.”
All I know is, pride just looks repulsive. I really don’t want to look back on any part of my life and think “gosh, I thought I knew it all back then. I wish I was a little more humble.”
Humility is very attractive in a person.