Wheelchair Kamikaze

Brook and I were on the way home the other night. My driving is never out of control. For those that know me I drive like a 70 year old man who’s in no hurry to get anywhere. I turned a corner and Brook yelled “watch out”. I couldn’t even see what I was watching out for. Then all of a sudden I caught a glimpse of them at the edge of the headlight beams and the darkness. It was two people in motorized wheelchairs riding into oncoming traffic. “What are they doing in the road when there is a side walk right there.”, I yelled. It was just the dumbest and most dangerous thing I have seen in a long time, and trust me I see a lot of dumb.

Brook whispered under her breath in a light hearted way, “well I wonder how it came to be that they’re in a wheelchair?” We both chuckled and I thought to myself “now thats an extreme sport.”

Our life can be like this though. Lets face it, all of us have done some dumb stuff before. At the time we might even think its the greatest idea in the world. The problem comes when we play wheelchair kamikaze. What I mean is we have been injured by a stupid choice and we continue to do it over and over and over again, never learning from our previous mistake. Some call it insanity. You know, when we do the same thing and expect a different result. I call it “wheelchair kamikaze”.

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