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Why does it take 20 minutes to put Aiden down for a nap, but an hour and a half to put him down at night?

Which is worse, ethically speaking: causing an accident due to intoxication, or causing an accident due to obliviousness?

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1_wolfsong
Jun. 30th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
Which is worse, ethically speaking: causing an accident due to intoxication, or causing an accident due to obliviousness?

I don't think that causing an accident due to 'obliviousness' is an ethical breach. I think it's an accident and a mistake. I don't know anyone who hasn't made driving errors, myself included. I'm very happy to have never caused an accident, *knocks wood* but I very nearly did once. I was paying attention to the road; I was not on the phone; I was not mad or upset or even singing along with the radio ... yet I still missed something that could have gotten someone killed had I been less fortunate. But it wouldn't have been due to my ethically poor behavior - it would have been an accident; a miss; a most unfortunate mistake.

I've been rear-ended three times (twice while waiting at stoplights and once when I stopped in time for a big 20+ vehical fatal accident on I-5 and then was hit from behind by three cars who failed to stop in time, completely totaling my truck). I've also had my drivers door caved in twice while it was parked - once while I was sitting in my car and hitting the horn to try to get the truck driver to see me, sigh. But I don't think any of those drivers were unethical. I can't even understand that premise. They were just inattentive; it was a momentary lapse of judgement that caused some pain and great expense.

Why does it take 20 minutes to put Aiden down for a nap, but an hour and a half to put him down at night?
Maybe he's ready for a nap in the afternoon but not ready to go to bed at 7 in the evening?

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