I’m not a road biker. But from my limited experience and what I have observed: Someone who rides their bike on the weekend is more mindful of the other road bikers when they are driving to work Monday morning.
They don’t follow them too closely, they make sure to give them plenty of space on the shoulder as they pass. They are more empathetic and tuned in to the the needs of that individual on the side of the road.
And the same goes for someone who is struggling with an addiction, going through a divorce or speaking in front of a crowd. When we have walked the path, it is much easier to walk in someone else’s shoes.
As much as we would like to believe that no one else knows what we are going through, that simply isn’t true. Thanks to the internet, we each have the opportunity to find the others. Each of us has gone through something and it may be worth exploring these areas as a place to contribute.