@bix Forgive me, I’d been coaching middle-schoolers all week, so my bromide-to-reality ratio has been a little off-kilter. Clearly, the quip applies mostly to people who are (or, bless their hearts, believe themselves to be) actively driving their own vehicles. If, however, you’ve been hijacked, then all bets are, of course, off.
Frankly, there’s a compelling argument to be made that we are all hurtling, helplessly or with grim deliberation, into the abyss. If I promise not to make too much direct eye-contact, can we hurtle together?