Re: Your impending enlightenment –or– Basho behind the wheel

Monday, 25 June 2007

A friend of mine’s father, teaching him to drive, instructed–

Remember, every other driver on the road is an idiot or an asshole. That means that the driver ahead of us and the driver behind us are okay.
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Vagrant

Re: Re: Your impending enlightenment –or– Basho behind the wheel

First we cull our tools and then our tools cull us. There's my semi-McLuhanist take. Driving safely favors courtesy, awareness and caution and yet every time I go out on the road I encounter people who have made themselves wholly unfit to last very long. As the stats you've posted show, a huge number don't. All the little rational maximizers rationally maximize the way to the morgue for themselves and others.

By Vagrant on 25 June 2007 · 02:07
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Ashley

Re: Re: Your impending enlightenment –or– Basho behind the wheel

I’m glad the driving came up again (the idea came from your site and an AlanSmithee comment). I recently learned someone had clinically demonstrated what common sense leads one to conclude anyway–

Dunning-Kruger effect

A timely humbling on every topic in life is the path to wisdom.

By Ashley on 25 June 2007 · 11:14
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Vagrant

Re: Re: Your impending enlightenment –or– Basho behind the wheel

That paper impressed me greatly. I'm a student of the audit trail school, but I've more or less given up on telling the Peter Pans and Daisy Buchanans that trying to find out where something has gone wrong is not the same as eating the Baby Jesus.

By Vagrant on 25 June 2007 · 11:58
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Ashley

Re: Re: Your impending enlightenment –or– Basho behind the wheel

Mmmmmmmm… tastes like salvation. Pour me another cup’a blood.

By Ashley on 25 June 2007 · 14:25
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