The wisdom of Walden

Driving to daycare today, I got stuck behind someone poking along at 25 mph in a 35 zone. We came to the light, and of course they turned the same direction I was going.


Soon we came to a 20 mph school zone … and they sped up to 30.


Afterward, as I pondered deeply on possible motives (clueless? or just angry at third-graders?), I was reminded of the words of Henry David Thoreau in Walden.

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

Except, like, don’t be a dumbass.

Wisdom, perhaps, for us all.

One response to “The wisdom of Walden

  1. That’s the worst! Inconsistent drivers make me crazy. …we have a lot of them in Atlanta :/

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