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History Defeats Itself

A comedy podcast that explores if we, as people, learn from our history or if we're doomed to forever repeat it.
Feb 12 2021

History Completes Itself – Road Jazz

It's always fun to lead episodes when I know both John and Greg will be able to relate super well. I mean, who hasn't wanted to launch their car into someone else's car like a missile on the highway? Most of us know better than to actually do it. But I still can't get over the 2% of that survey who said they have tried to run another car off the road. Not thought about running another car off the road...but actually tried it! That's pretty fucked up, America.

It's embarrassing to admit to our moments of road rage. We touched on it a bit but none of us truly shared our darkest moments behind the wheel. Maybe I should have pushed more or shared my own but honestly I think admitting to having moments we're not proud of is good enough. It is amazing how angry us humans can get when we're driving. Greg, our resident psychologist, had a good point about fear. When we fear for our safety or the safety of our families our survival instincts will go into full effect. And when we can see the rear bumper of the person who caused that fear and put our safety in danger it's alluring to dream about sending that person skidding off the road. But we can't do it. We have to be logical in that scenario. Control what we can control. Do what we can to ensure a safe road for us and our fellow motorists.

We promise to be cool on the road if you do. Just don't go passing John on the shoulder.

- Kevin Rosenquist

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