How you drive is how you live


I heard the phrase, "The way you do anything is the way you do everything." Your character shows in how you do the small things and the big things. How you handle one situation is probably similar to how you handle other situations. If you are late to some things you are probably late to most of them.

It also includes driving. Do you drive impatiently, in a hurry, annoyed if anyone around you is going the speed limit? Where else, might you be impatient and in a hurry? For me, I will go around the block to make a right turn if I know that making a left will be difficult. Being sensitive, I think ahead to how I can avoid as much stress as possible.

Do you honk quickly or almost never? Are you law-abiding, but only if you see a police officer around? Do you race around parking lots or park as far from the entrance as possible? If someone cuts you off are you likely to be aggressive back? Or maybe just passive aggressive?

Think back to your driving the past few weeks. What has your driving shown you? Anything you’d like to change?


  • I think you are absolutely right! Everyone that I can think of lives like they drive. Driving can really bring out the best and worst in people. Like you, if I am in the wrong lane, I will continue on and drive around the block or make a U-turn when it’s safe to do so. I know several people that are impatient and angry drivers and they are like that in their day-to-day life as well.

  • Sofia says:

    Your post was very timely in my life due to my recent citations. Thank you Beth.

  • Dollie says:

    Never thought about this, but I think you are on to something. Thanks for giving me something to think about- sometimes I am a very considerate driver and other times rushed and impatient. Hopefully I will be more mindful in the future and notice what areas I need to work on.

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