Techniques to Control Road Rage

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Holiday Road TripRage is not just anger.  It is all the emotions erupting at once.  Pair this with an automobile, and you not only have a combustible situation, you have a potentially deadly one.  Road rage is a scenario that you should never participate in.  If you are the recipient of someone else’s road rage or caught in the middle of a road rage situation, there are measures you can take to dissipate it.

Your Road Rage:

If you are the road rager, you may feel that your anger is justified.  Someone in a hurry cut you off and you narrowly avoided an accident.  The other driver’s carelessness could have been your own demise.  There is plenty of reason to be mad, but directing it towards the offending driver will only get you into trouble, if not killed.  This type of rage scenario falls into the “not worth it” category.

Your Emotional Level:

On a scale from one to ten, it is important to keep your emotional temperature between a three to five.  This way, if someone on the road offends you, there is ample room for you to feel some anger but not blow your top.  If you are stressed out when you get behind the wheel, chances are that your emotional level is at about a nine.  Any negative situation will push you over the top, where raging is the next step.

Check In With Yourself:

On a stressful day, before you start your engine, take a moment to center yourself and take your emotional temperature.  If it is over five, close your eyes and take a few slow, deep breaths while you recall something pleasurable.  Purpose in your heart not to direct your frustration at other drivers.  Even though road raging may feel good at the time, the consequences could last forever.

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 Better to quiet yourself, repeat a positive affirmation, and switch your car radio to some calming music.  If you are cut off or honked at, for the sake of yourself and your family, let it go.  If you do this, you can almost guarantee that you will never spend a night behind bars, and you will live longer. (more…)

Great Cars to Drive and own

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Today I have come to regret not being extraordinarily wealthy. Think about it…money makes everything easier. If you have money then you have a nice house with a nice garage, lawn, and maybe a pool. The rooms are big and the furniture is expensive. You have silk sheets and a water fountain that dispenses Hawaiian Punch. You have all the best electrionic equipment and you are the envy of everyone on the day of the big game. If you have money, your children go to a nice school with other wealthy boys where they learn important things like fencing and crew. And to top it all off…you can even get one of those black AMEX cards that everyone raves about. What is bad about this? If you can think of something please let me know because I can not see a downside to it.

Great Cars

I would love to go to the places that rich people go. All of the parties events. Being able to hire a car whenever you want and go to where ever you want at a moment’s notice. I would love to have hand-crafted leather Tunisia high-backed chairs mainly just because I like the sound of it….but if I had money I could waste it on things that I like the sound of. You hear rich people all the time complaining about taxes and people always wanting handouts. You hear about the “struggle” of the independently wealthy. I do not believe a word of it.

Aston Martin DB9

All of this brings me to the Aston Martin DB9 coupe. What I believe to be the most beautiful car ever made. It is almost simplistic in its beauty. The classic Aston grille, the sweeping lines along the sides, the wide tires combined with a low (but not too low) stance, and the elegant back end. Whenever I see this car it puts me on the verge of tears…it’s that beautiful. It does not have all the angles and sharp points of a Ferrari, nor does it look mean and boisterous like a Lamborghini. And unlike the other two, this car can in no way be seen as making up for certain male short comings. (more…)