Paul Carney

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It’s only 16 feet…

Yes, that is it: 16 feet.

That is the average length of a car on the road. It is the minimum distance you have to give so that the other car can enter into your lane when everyone is stopped dead and lanes are merging.

But why is it so hard to give up that 16 feet?? It is ours – we were here first. Sure, we aren’t going anywhere quickly, since we are stuck in traffic. But still – why should I yield that space to the other person?

The answer is simple: it is only 16 feet. You can afford to let the person in. You will still get where you are going. Go ahead, give the person a break.

And throughout the rest of the day, you can say to yourself, “It is only 16 feet.”