For all those who don’t know, I have recently been in a car accident. This was a bummer. Believe me, it was like total crap. At least that is how I felt at first, but now, just one month later, I have started to see how crashing my car into a wall has actually benefited me.
Now if you want to experience the same benefits for yourself you have to be in your own car accident. You don’t necessarily have to be driving, but it helps if you are, and most importantly you have to make sure that it is your car that is being wrecked.
1. Car Wrecks are Great for One’s Physique
My car was flipped upside down and hit by a semi-truck and I came crawling out of the burning rubble with a concussion and contusions across the left side of my face, now walking and riding my bike have become much larger parts of my life. This has done wonders for my body. I would upload pictures but… actually I wouldn’t. Anyways…
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Imagine instead of driving a few miles to work in your car, you ride your freaking bike to work. Or maybe you jog because the accident was still sort of recent and you don’t have a bike just two weeks ago.
2.Crashing Your Car is Great for Making Friends
Here is why. You see, even though biking and walking everywhere is really a fun way to spend every stinking spare moment of your day, sometimes you still want to be in a nice air conditioned car. This results in hitchhiking, which inevitably leads to making new friends. For example, I met this dude from Massachusetts-- Well, actually that’s a bad example because he actually biked here. Yeah, from freaking all the way from Massachusetts on his bike.
But seriously, all my friends -- well, I think their my friends-- have taken to giving my lame anus a ride. During this ride time we converse, and listen to music, and socialize, just like real friends do.
It is particularly important to crash your own car if you want to experience the friendship yielding power of immobility.
3.A Life Threatening Accident, Turns Out, is Good for Peace of Mind
Most the time after the accident you will be walking to work, school, or aimlessly. During this meandering you have a lot of time to think of things like life, death, what is important, why you are here, how you survived, the anthropic principle, why no one else did, how to illustrate nucleosynthesis through exponential notation and how come you can’t really remember any part of the accident… oh yeah, the concussion. You know, you just end up thinking about that junk that generally you don’t think about while listening to music in your car.
Accidents work sort of like meditation. Except without the beach and the babe and the funny pose. Actually it is called post-traumatic growth. It is sort of like post-traumatic stress disorder, but completely opposite. Basically, it stems from the philosophy that whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger.