Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Having car accidents is a lose-lose game

Driving thru busy streets of here in Korea today, I saw some people jaywalking a very wide street where cars are driving at 80km/h.

At the same time, the thought and scene of that person being hit by a car went thru my mind. When it happens, we all lose. It's a lose-lose situation, an opposite of a win-win situation.

First, people get hurt physically and mentally.
Secondly, money and time has to be spent to repair cars and people. The resource is something that didn't have to be spent. It's basically a waste as it doesn't add any value to the society or any individuals.

The only plus side of a person jaywalking? He could have probably saved a little time, maybe 5 minutes at most. But is his 5 minute saving is worth more than his well-being and his and others' resources? I don't think so, but there are still a lot of people thinking otherwise. They are very selfish bastards, in my opinion.

Certainly, people need more serious education in how to calculate things and economics/sociology.

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