Letters from the Lunar Outpost

Just as a tree, though cut down, can grow again and again if its roots are undamaged and strong, in the same way if the roots of craving are not wholly uprooted sorrows will come again and again.
- The Dhammapada, Buddhist Collection of Moral Aphorisms (c. B.C. 300)

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Smokey and the Bandit, Sally Field Giving the Finger

Sally Field was not flipping off a trucker in this scene.

I imagine most people have had a similar feeling, outrage at what a great inconvenience it was to be in the fast lane of a remote two lane highway, just trying to make miles and suddenly having to back off the cruise control because there’s a trucker (in my lane!) trying to pass a slower truck.

Well, some articles grab you from the very first sentence . . .

Let me tell you a little about the truck driver you just flipped off because he was passing another truck, and you had to cancel the cruise control and slow down until he completed the pass and moved back over.

and from that first sentence you know you’re going to get a healthy dose of (paraphrasing Confucius here) “before you give a man the finger, drive a thousand miles in his shoes.”

After you read it, it just might make you think twice about flippin’ that truck driver the bird, because this article definitely gives you a lot of perspective on what the men and women driving those big rigs and bringing our goods to market have to deal with on a daily basis.

Read: That truck driver you flipped off? Let me tell you his story.

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