Is jumping the red signal an indicator to one's basic character?I am not bringing in a new topic for discussion but am trying to look at it from a different angle. It might sound silly, but most of the time, when we see a person jumping the red signal, we interpret such action just as a defiance of rules or ignorance and generally ignore such acts unless it comes in our way of freedom.
But I think it has more to it, with exceptions of course, especially when jumping the signal makes him happy and he enjoys doing so. When we know that we are not supposed to move our vehicle when the signal is red or yellow but yet choose to ignore the same, I personally feel that it is more of arrogance and a feeling of being smart; rather smarter than others. It is an indicator to the basic character of a person that he is arrogant and is least bothered about the rules and is not at all concerned about the life and safety of others. It is not that he does not understand the purpose behind the rule of the road but he thinks he is outsmarting others by not caring for the law. He is particularly happy when he does so when a traffic constable is keeping watch.
If you closely observe, you will find that such people generally exhibit the same quality in whatever they do. They basically consider themselves to be smart and so either defy the laws in the assumption that they will not be caught or will try to circumvent the rules in the belief that they can get away unnoticed and will have ready-made excuses even if he is caught by chance. More pathetic is the state of those who wait for a lead and start following such law breakers with utter disregard to rules and such impromptu acts usually creates chaos in traffic junctions.
Following the rule of the road indicates that he will follow the rules of a society and thereby rules of a nation; to summarize, it means he will be a responsible citizen. Friends, do you think my deductions in this connection are fine? Have you ever thought about it? Let us have your views.