#122: Don’t Let Perceived Rules Trigger Conditioned Nonsense

Do you drive at the same speed at night as you do during the day? You do, don’t you? Even though we cannot see clearly at night, we tend to drive as if we are speeding in sunshine.

Now consider this. When you walk outside in the dark, do you walk as fast and as confidently as you do during daylight? I doubt it. To be sure, you walk in a manner much more aware of your surroundings.

Why don’t you slow down when you drive at night? Here’s why. Because the posted speed signs tell you not to.

Even though the signs post the maximum speed, they hint at the speed you should aim for, day or night.

And so it is in many areas of life. Conditioned, we stick to perceived rules even as situations change.

Then we wonder why nonsense happens to us.

Welcome to my side of the nonsense divide.