Make way for the Emergency Vehicles

I wonder if sometimes am I looking too closely at a situation and getting upset when maybe I shouldn’t be?  Today is a perfect example.  Today during the lunch hour, I decided to go home, and while I was at the intersection and stopped at a red light, an emergency vehicle was coming toward me.  There’s nothing I could have done.  I couldn’t have moved right or left.  I was at a stop light.  Here’s what amazed me.  All the people, as they saw this police car coming closer and closer, even only a half block, a quarter block away, the cross traffic was still going.  In fact, the drivers were looking both ways, seeing the emergency vehicle coming, and they didn’t stop.  They didn’t pull over.  They were trying to get through before the emergency vehicle arrived.  Now, the state law says, stop, move over to the right.  Don’t get in the way of the emergency vehicle.    How many of us on a regular basis wish to get past emergency vehicles, wish to give us a little more time because we know that we can do this safely.  I think about the people needing that emergency vehicle, the people that might have been in an accident, the people that were waiting for the help of the emergency vehicle.  What to do?

Are you the type of person to think ahead, plan ahead?  Move over to the right and allow the emergency vehicle to pass?  Or do you believe that you are in a position that you don’t have to worry about the emergency?  You don’t have to worry that something dreadful might happen in your life?  If you are the type of person who wants to plan, making sure that the securities in your favor, as opposed to the person who just doesn’t care and will bypass the emergency vehicle; not care what is happening around them (This message is not for you)? 

If you are the type of person that slows down, pulls over to the right, actually wears a seatbelt, and you make sure that your children are in a seatbelt as well, then my book, then my book is for you - “Investments Don’t Hug – Embracing the Life Insurance Asset”.  What do you do in your life to prepare for the emergencies, though they may never occur?   What do you do in your life to prepare for the opportunities, though they might come around that you may wish to take advantage of?  You can find out by reading my book “Investments Don’t Hug – Embracing the Life Insurance Asset” available on or or to check out on our website

Do you let the emergency vehicles pass you by?  Do you dodge out of the way or do you pull over, and do what you should do?  Maybe I’m looking at it a little too closely but if you are the type of person who looks at it closely like I do, check this book out.

I’m Mark Bertrang, author of “Investments Don’t Hug – Embracing the Life Insurance Asset”.





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