Race fans, let’s play name association. I say Memorial Day weekend, and you say—
Okay, if you’re not well versed in racing (which, in truth, I’m not either, it’s just that I grew up in Indianapolis), I’ll give you this clue…
Now, the individuals who purposefully strap themselves into these death traps to hurdle themselves around the Indy 500’s “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” two and a half mile oval at 220mph are, well,…there are several adjectives that come to mind. At least they wear helmets, (which is more than I can get my middle schoolers to do when they ride their bikes.) This year, there was an impressively colossal two-car wreck around lap 55, with the second car doing an airborne 360 (open cockpit, mind you) into the inside railing and safety net. By design, the car shatters to absorb the impact.
Bob and I have an ongoing debate about the “like” button. He will peruse a post but not necessarily fully read it, hitting the “like” button “to encourage” the writer, and then of course, he will leave a comment only if he has something more substantial to say. I’m not saying I’m always above doing that, but I’m more along the lines of “liking” something only if I “read” it. Perhaps I am being a bit legalistic here?
Akin to that discussion is the “follow” button. Hitting the follow button is likewise effortless, but authentically following is something else, because to really get to know someone takes time. I want to “read” what’s on their hearts: how they process and interpret their experiences, and how they position themselves for the future. I want to understand our disagreements, and guess what! I might even change my mind on some things, or vice versa—how cool is that?!?