DriveOctober 30, 2012 at 7:04 am | Posted in 1, Benefits, Body, Hearing, Recreation, Senses, Touch | 10 Comments
Tags: automobile, car, driver licence, learn to drive, learner driver, parking, vehicle
If someone teaches you to drive, they may be astonished at how swiftly and well you pick it up.
This will likely be due to two factors.
First, you’re probably dying to master an enclosed, personal, movable space that protects you while giving you a means of independence and escape.
Second, and perhaps more encouragingly, your superior sensitivity will alert you to the training vehicle’s every nuance.
The moment you slide into the driver’s seat, your senses will start reaching to every part of the machine – like ganglia.
If you crunch the gears, you’ll shudder in sympathy and note the warning signs for next time.
If you hit a curb when turning, you’ll know by sound and feel whether it was the rubber tyre, the plastic hubcap and/or the metal rim of the wheel.
You’ll take this principle even further.
After a while, your perception will extend beyond the car.
Since you’re well used to keeping your distance from people, you’ll have a valuable asset when it comes to reverse parking.
Onlookers will marvel as you knock the training sticks and bricks over once or twice, but never again.
Once you learn to drive one car, you can learn to drive any vehicle (see photographic evidence above).
It’s a bit like The Matrix movie, in which Trinity downloads the software to fly a helicopter.
But it’s better than that, because the software is already in you.
In fact, it is you.
On the road, because you obey rules and are careful, your dealings with police should be minimal.
In summary, learning to drive could be one of the most empowering and enjoyable things you ever do.
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