“Objects in mirror are closer than they might appear”.
I know this.
Yet, parking my car makes me very frustrated and nervous.
Yesterday, it took me 15 minutes to properly park my car.
A man walking his dog even stood still and for some time, laughing and watching me struggle.
I didn’t dare going in reverse mode anymore. I felt like I was super close to the car behind me.
I got out and saw there was quite some space left.
Yet, I was scared to do so.
“Stupid mirror!” , I shouted.
Why is it even there if it can’t even show me reality?!
But mirrors hardly ever do, do they?
We step into an elevator and the first thing we see is our Monday morning face.
The bad hair day.
The pregnant look after a weekend of eating outdoors.
We can’t avoid it in the bathroom.
Or on a sunny day, our reflection while watching television while eating a bag of crisps.
When we pass by a mirror in the gym, looking all sweaty and exhausted.
Mirrors can make us insecure.
Or, in some case, vain.
A mirror is a good tool as well as a large confrontation.
Important thing to remember, just like as the car mirror, they don’t always show reality.