What keeps you humble?
April 11, 2018

Ever notice how often people rail against a behavior, only to later be found guilty of it?

That’s me.

I’ve been railing against texting drivers for years. “I know I’m not perfect,” I shared on Twitter. “But you’re still criminally reckless when you text and drive.” I’ve been criminally reckless, though. When I was twenty I took my eyes off the road for a few seconds to fetch a snack on the floor of the car, and I have the scars from a hundred stitches in my forehead as a souvenir.

It makes me wonder if the only way to learn is by making mistakes. I hope not. But the next time you’re tempted to dismiss someone’s admonition to keep your eyes on the road, consider the possibility she’s learned from a very painful experience.