I’ve heard this before. I’m sure many surveys show the vast majority of drivers consider themselves pretty fantastic compared to most. If only everyone else could get off the road, it would be okay, huh?
Actually, I don’t think that belief matters much. What matters is when drivers don’t look to understand when they have made a mistake and then learn from it to become a better driver.
It might still be a porky, but a better attitude could be to say, “I’m a better driver than most, but I’m not perfect and I still need to learn each time I make a mistake”.
This can be said for almost any aspect of life. It’s tough to admit a flaw, even though everyone’s got them. Noticing a flaw feels like exposing a weakness that will only make us even weaker. And that’s crazy.
Other people can accuse us of flaws, but that’s not usually helpful (and not always right, either…). The biggest life changes are up to us.
When you recognise a flaw, you’re already much closer to beating it and becoming a better person. The longer you leave it festering, the worse the flaw can get. Don’t let it fester, let it out!