The earth rotates on its axis at about 1000 miles per hour. The earth also files around the sun about 67,000 miles per hour. Our solar system moves through the Milky Way galaxy at about 492,126 miles per hour. Do you see pattern here? Do you get the idea? We’re all on the move.
You have been moving since you were conceived, it’s not your fault. It’s in your DNA. The construction or design of your DNA surely was influenced from all of this motion. So I guess it’s only natural that we have created things that make us go faster. You have been told that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, but that’s not going to keep us from trying.
My favorite thing to go fast on is my 2010 Yamaha Vmax. When I turn the throttle enough– the keyword here is enough; notice I didn’t say all the way, just enough– I go into the “Oh shit” mode. Not the “Really fun” mode or this is “Really cool” mode. No, it’s right to the “Oh shit” mode. The “Oh shit” mode is whole different place. What exactly is the “Oh shit” mode? Well, let’s use this analogy.
Let’s suppose you like skydiving. You jump out of the airplane and after certain time period you reach down to pull the rip-cord. But in your haste to jump out of the airplane, you forgot to put on a parachute. Yep, there it is, the “Oh shit” mode.
As I get older, I thought that my need for speed would decrease, but it didn’t for some reason. Maybe “this a bad idea” neuron didn’t fire in my brain yet. It could be that the connection is disconnected during acceleration or it was blocked by “this is fun” neuron.
It seems that going fast in a car is not the same as going fast on a motorcycle. There’s a lot more feedback when you travel fast on a motorcycle. This is what going fast is all about, feedback from acceleration.
So the next time you get pulled over for doing 100 miles per hour in a 40 miles per hour speed zone, just tell the officer that it’s in your DNA. Also remind him that you were really going 492,126,100 miles per hour. See how that goes.