I’d forgotten this until today. I made the mistake of watching a clip posted on YouTube by a friend. It was all about the devastation left behind by drink drivers and featured graphic images of people being ran over and then emergency room?resuscitations?on children.
And here is the problem.By the time I realized it was upsetting me it was too late. I felt awful. I imagined how awful it would be if it happened to my babies or wife or all of them. Thoughts occur in the brain as you know, they are a spark of electricity between some neurons which then release feel good chemicals (endorphines) or feel bad ones (cortizol). Too many bad chemicals leads to free radicals which leads to disease.
I don’t drink and even if I did, I would never drink and drive. I suspect that those who do are already aware of the risk they are taking with their own and other peoples lives. They don’t care. They have made the drink a higher priority to them than their or other peoples lives. No amount of campaigns will change this.
I’m drawing on 12 years experience in the police by the way.
Anyway. My point is that if we watch, read and hear positive things we get the good feelings. If we watch the negative we feel like shit. Which one would you prefer? I know this is blindingly obvious but as Socrates said – We can never learn something which we do not already know.