What's Bothering You
Sometimes when I'm biking home or walking along the street I'll experience very negative feelings about people around me. I've tried to be more cognizant of this, and I've tried to focus on thinking about what's really driving the negative feelings. I'll ask myself, "Are all of these people really this stupid?" I'm talking about the guy who just threw his trash bag in the bike lane or the guy who didn't pick up after his dog. And then, upon reflection, most often I'll answer, "Yes." But, the much harder question: why let it bother you? I haven't been able to sort that one out. Until then, I'll be the guy yelling at the person who throws his trash on the sidewalk while next to a trash can.