I’ve been reading about why people have the need to text and drive. It appears that many of us find that when the bell goes off with a new text message a bit of dopamine gets released in our brain. We get a pleasant feeling that someone likes us and wants to communicate with us. I know that happens when I get a text message and it might be the same for you.
We all know that we’re not supposed to answer text messages while driving. I’ve learned to discipline myself not to respond or even look when I’m behind the wheel. I can say that the first thing I do when I stop driving is to see what the text is about. It’s not because I’m being polite it’s because someone has decided to reach out to me in some way.