Ever hear this statement, or something like it?
There's a disconnect when humans get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Suddenly people aren't people, they're objects, cars, trucks, non-beings."Everyone sins, and if you drive in traffic, you soon will."
Are you a Buddhist? What does it look like when someone cuts you off in traffic? Do you see them as a person, a being, or a vehicle? Is traffic somehow exempt from ethical conduct? I ask because I've seen Buddhists, Christians, Atheists, Agnostics (etc.) drive... and they all drive the same. Notable exceptions within each group but the majority drive as you'd expect. Like crazy people.
There seems to be something in this life which enables believers (followers of ethical paths) to treat one another well in most situations, but it doesn't track to traffic. The rules change, revenge sprouts naturally, accountability is not there. What are your thoughts?
How would the Buddha drive?