1. A little patience goes a long way.
Everyone knows how much LA traffic sucks. But as annoying as it may be, growing up with insane driving conditions prepares you for a lot. Especially in a growing world of instant gratification, learning how to wait was a pretty great skill to learn. And beyond that, being stationary in the depths of hellish traffic forced me to choose how I want to respond in stressful situations. Do I freak out? Try and find a solution? Go with the flow? I get to decide. There are few things more awkward than being in a car with someone going through all the phases of road rage, which are: