Summary of “This Is What it Means if Slow Walkers Make You Furious”

Chances are you have felt it at least once in your life, if not every damned day: the bubbling rage working through your veins, filling your soul, consuming your being, as you find yourself trapped behind a slow walker.
While we often talk about sidewalk rage as an internal irk, or “Private mental venting that consists of irrational assumptions regarding other pedestrians,” the feelings can escalate through fantasies of “Violent acts against the inconsiderate sidewalk blockers” in some to “The overt expression of hostility and aggressiveness,” James notes.
For all most of us know about sidewalk rage, few understand where it comes from, or why some feel it more acutely-at times or always-than others.
Fast walkers often imply-if cheekily-that their rage stems from the fact that they are, in a cosmic sense, in the right.
They trot out studies that suggest faster walkers may be less likely to die of heart disease, develop Alzheimer’s disease, or see their prostate cancer worsen, and that slow walkers seem to die earlier than the fleeter footed.
Living in a city is hardly the only predictor of sidewalk rage, James says.
James seems to believe that sidewalk rage is a growing problem, which makes sense given the fact that modern life, especially in cities, is getting faster-and for many, more stressful.
It’s not too difficult to quell feelings of sidewalk rage in the moment.

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