What happened over time? You were a dummy now you are a genius!
I used to give everyone the benefit of the doubt as to their character, used to trust everyone and never offend anyone by opposing their views or words or actions, even; used to think they had a legitimate excuse for everything they did. I was naive and fearful of being disliked, fearful of speaking the truth.
Over time, I learned that people can say and do horribly wicked things without batting an eye, can excuse their actions by simply stating it as though it's right; no shame.
It pays to not trust blindly.
Also, I learned how to work a VCR. About the time DVD's started being made. LOL.
Mine has been with Direction and driving in a big city. Before GPS - I overcame a horrible fear that had me almost crying behind the wheel - shaking, cussing. I had employment where we drove everywhere picking up and delivering handicapped individuals to care centers. Additionally later on - I was driving myself with others to atleast a hundred residences and businesses throughout a big city where I now live and using a GPS. I overcame a fear and a confusion in my mind. I am not crystal clear but getting there.
They have DVD players that also play VHS tapes as well. My daughter has one. DVD/VHS Combo Player - they sell them at Wal-Mart and on Amazon.
Deb, that's cool that you overcame that fear! Was it just the idea of being unsure where you were driving to, or was it driving in traffic, period?
I cannot say I've overcome that fear yet at all. I get anxiety attacks when I try to drive in heavy traffic in the city, or just even in the city on unfamiliar streets. Especially the Interstate scares me. Sweaty palms, nervousness, etc.
I congratulate you!
When I have to merge onto heavy flowing traffic on the Interstate, I get rattled still. I believe I had a mental block or something of that nature with finding direction anywhere and finally it only became big cities - and that problem has been whittled down considerably - thank God too for the invention of GPS. It is so perfectly intricate I know God's intelligence had something to do with that. Have you tried using a GPS? Thank you for your kind words.
No, I haven't tried a GPS.
It might help some, make me feel more at ease about directions, etc.
But it's the traffic that bothers me; the fact that there are so many drivers who speed and who get road rage; so many who are apt to cause an accident. Plus the fear that I'll mess up and have an accident too.
You would think the DMV would offer some helpful information that could resolve these driving issues. I take a Driver's Course every 3 years to get 10% off of my car insurance and each time I learn something new from each different instructor and the classmates. Well worth the 8 hour course for $25-35. I have taken Empire more than a few times, AARP once, and AAA once.
I took a defensive driving course years ago; those can be helpful, but the one I took wasn't very comprehensive.
I find some of the rules to be weird. At least I guess they're the rules, I dunno for sure. People tell me, for instance, that if the main flow of traffic is going, say, 80 miles per hour in a 70-mile-per-hour zone, that a person is supposed to ignore the speed limit and blend in with the flow of traffic. Which forces a person who wants to obey the limits to disobey or take the chance of getting run over! Whereas, (they tell me) a person who's going 10 miles per hour UNDER the speed limit is "obstructing traffic" and should be fined. Something's skewed about that............
But maybe I've just been listening to fools who think that's the lawful way............
I agree with you on that, Brenda. Mostly on the Interstate highways is where you find people driving over the speed limit by 10 or so mph. It is difficult to merge into that scenario, my big problem. I have been taking the long way instead of the thruway even if I must take a longer period of time. It helps stress for me.
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