What traffic can teach us about transparency

I have 5 siblings and none of us wanted to sit in the passenger seat when my mother was driving. We fought over who had to ride shotgun because that person was the designated map holder and traffic general. My dear mom has a serious case of road rage when sitting in traffic, and one thing that always baffled me was her tireless pursuit of traffic investigation.

I am a very logical person. In my mind, if there is traffic- you just wait. It isn't a pleasant or enjoyable experience but unless your car can fly, you simply must endure it. The nearly…