When someone screams at a person for no good reason, one’s natural reaction is to retaliate and scream back. But a verbal spat can soon become a physical fight and such examples we get to see every other day. The best thing to do in such a situation, especially in cases of road rage, is to keep your calm. The best example of this behavior is from a car driver in Bengaluru.
A user on Reddit took to r/Bangalore to share an interesting incident that happened near Nandi Durga Road in Jayamahal. A motorcyclist was following a car and was constantly honking and knocking on the car’s window. The driver of the car had apparently asked the motorcyclist to move to the side while they were on the same path.
“Yesterday, around 10 am near Nandi Durga Road, I was on my way to the office when I noticed a motorcyclist following a car. He was knocking on the car’s window vigorously and shouting, questioning why the car had signalled him to move to the side when he had been following the same path. The person in the car explained, ‘Son, my car wouldn’t start; that’s why I asked you to pass on the right.’ However, the motorcyclist continued to express his frustration.”
Because the car had some problem starting, the driver asked the motorcyclist to go around from another direction. The motorcyclist did so and came back to the same route, triggering his anger. While he was shouting at the driver, the latter maintained his calm and composure.
“The motorcyclist persisted in shouting at the car’s driver, but the driver remained calm, wearing a smile on his face. He asked, ‘Why are you shouting? What will you achieve by shouting? My car had trouble starting, which is why I asked you to go around from the right because you were honking continuously.’ He maintained a polite tone while speaking. However, the motorcyclist continued with his honking and shouting.”
The driver asked him not to shout as it was not good for his health. Finally, he increased the volume of the song that was playing in his car and the motorcyclist then left him alone.
“I can shout too, but why should we shout when we can have a calm conversation? Look, son, don’t get angry; it’s not good for your health. Your face is turning red, and continuous shouting can lead to high blood pressure issues. Life is too short to get angry over small things, son,” the driver said.
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People online learnt a valuable lesson and wished to have the same amount of calmness as the driver. Here’s how some of them reacted:
It is only when we forego anger that we learn to live a peaceful life.