[extropy-chat] Real Extropians don't drive SUVs
Patrick.Wilken at Nat.Uni-Magdeburg.DE
Sun Aug 29 17:33:07 UTC 2004
On 19 Aug 2004, at 04:53, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
> Well, the problem is that someone ELSE gave these power tools to
> these monkeys, and I'm here driving to work in a Honda del Sol
> hoping some monkey doesn't plot a course over my body.
I loved driving my old Honda del Sol around Los Angeles. I never minded
the SUVs. I found it exhilarating darting around the feet those big
dinosaurs with the roof off and the air whizzing past. An ancestral
rush I guess...
I felt lucky to be reminded of my mortality on a twice daily basis
(even if this was only a small reminder). Driving as a forced mediation
on the here-and-now is really great. Be grateful that you are awake to
receive the message, while the masses drift by around you in a
soporific haze. :)
Yes the risk of death is real. When isn't it? But that's also true for
the folks in the SUVs. Personally, if I am risking death I would prefer
to do in a fast red sports car with the roof off and the stereo up,
than in a fat waddling SUV.
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