I swerved as I was getting my bike into motion, barely missing the elderly woman , who at the same time was passing me. She hissed angrily: ”WHOA! Watch out” and I yelled: ”Sorry” after her.

Fate would have us meet up 200 meters further ahead, waiting at the same red light. I caught her eye and said: ”I apologize, I was trying to get my bike into motion” and smiled. She smiled back and said: ”I was just startled, is all.”  We both continued into traffic.

It made me reflect on the fact that anger almost always follows fear. In the age of the sable tigers it was probably a most helpful survival strategy that we are so constantly ready to fight for our lives. Now, I think it is destroying us.



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