My husband and I zipped along I-95 South heading home after a wonderful visit with friends and family in the DC area. We’re pretty sure this section of interstate never sleeps. Occasionally, wanna-be race car drivers cut in and out too close for my comfort, but most drove courteously. I marveled at how a tight space could hold so many speeding vehicles. That changed when we reached an area marked, “Warning: Unmarked Pavement Ahead.”
Without the lines between the last two lanes, the space that had held four lanes of traffic shrank to three. The benefit of marked lanes was apparent. The markings that limited the space of each car increased everyone’s speed and safety. I imagined I-95 without marked lanes and cringed. Then I thought of our culture. In the name of freedom, we’ve erased limits that ensure our liberty and protection. We all suffer as a result.
Defined limits provide safety and ease even in a crowded parking lot. In a populated world we need clear boundaries to prosper.Continue Reading