Remove myself from the equation


The vehicle in-front of the taxi I was traveling made a sudden lane change which prompted the driver to stand on his breaks. We were unharmed.

I said “ what a fool”, or something similar.

Ten seconds of silence and the driver said “ When I am on the road, and when I am behind the wheel, I remove myself from the equation”

“What do you mean?”

“My objective is to take my passenger from  A to B. What happens between A to B is my navigation. I should not involve in other’s matters”

“How do you keep that attitude all through out the day?”

“If I don’t do that, I go crazy, so I say a prayer in between rides and renew my peace”

I mentioned what Buddha has said, and he mentioned what Allah has said.

I got down and he was ready for the next ride.

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