Recently I smirked over & mentally noted-down a comedic observation that a relative repeated to me about driver perception.
“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?”
The short humorous line embodies within it a more serious element of human nature that also repeats itself in other aspects of life. It is the case of casting of condescending opinions upon other people’s actions that deviate from your own no matter how frivolous the subject matter is.
I find myself doing that at mandate things constantly, but I have trained to catch my thoughts before they veer too wildly into the scoffing cliff. “hmm, he bought another lunch this week, the man is a compulsive spender, leaking money like a sieve”.
I noticed doing the following once, following from spending a good time with friends over the weekend, “Look at those boring drones on Facebook sitting-in at home, they have no life”, some time later when browsing an uneventful weekend afternoon, seeing party photos from a contact; “Those party animals, living for today without a care for tomorrow, would like to see how they retire!”.
In closing, I better get back to work to show these slackers around me how it’s done. 😀