Tuesday, July 17, 2007
So, I was riding my bike home at 10PM tonight, and in the span of two blocks I encountered EVERY stupid, careless person in Burbank. So, I thought to myself, "A good way of approaching the world is to expect everyone you encounter (outside of those people you already know) to be stupid." And, a moment after thinking this, I saw a black cat chase a white cat across the street in front of me.
Not that I think that the universe or God or whatever arranged to have those two cats cross my path just to illustrate a point, but it did seem rather serendipitous that my black & white thinking would be so immediately mirrored in the physical world. Cool, eh? It just reminded me that putting the brain on autopilot is not an authentic way of living. There just isn't an easy way out.
That being said, when riding a bike on city streets you'll live longer if you adopt the mindset that everyone else in the world is an idiot.