The question is not who’s right

Road is a high stakes game. Countless vehicles ply on it every minute of every hour of every day. Not always do they move in an orderly manner.

At times, they get rash and negligent. At times, outright stupid. And when that happens… Collision. Death. Mourning.

And then on close encounters, almost always we put the blame on someone else. The other guy was not driving rightfully.

When it comes to the road, TT Rangarajan says, ‘The question is not who’s right, but whose life?’

To put in other words, in situations like these the question is not who’s right. The question is whose life is at stake?

As long as my life is at stake, giving way to that lorry which isn’t driving within the rules isn’t that big a folly.

I may use all the foul words I want to but only after ensuring he has gone past me without touching. Otherwise there would be no me to say those words.

The road is a high stakes game. Most often the question isn’t who’s right. The question is whose life is at stake?