I was riding down the street and saw smoke up ahead. On the other side of the intersection I was going through was a bike in the turn lane, burning, a car stopped a ways down, and the rider laying in the street between with a couple of people standing to keep traffic away from him. Yeah, that gets your attention.
I have no idea how many times I've nearly been sideswiped by someone not paying attention, or looking but not seeing, or with a phone in their hand. The assholes who think the stop sign or red light doesn't apply to them. The asshats who think the whole road belongs to them.
I really like riding, and I'm not planning to give it up. But you damned well better have your head on a swivel in any traffic, and use your mirrors, and watch for the assholes who think their conversation or text is far more important than what else is on the road.