“I’m having a bad day.”
Translation: “I’m letting everything get to me and I have no power over making myself happy at all!”
“He/She makes me so mad!”
Translation: “Someone else has that kind of power over how I react or respond to certain things said or done. I will ignore the fact that no one can make me mad, happy, sad, upset, etc. without my permission of allowing it!”
“Why don’t these people get off the road! They’re doing the speed limit in the ‘fast’ lane!”
Translation: Someone who is either chronically late or has such huge control issues that everyone else is a bad driver and they have taken no part in any of this. It’s all happening to them. Allowing external events to rule your world and taking no responsibility for yourself.