What Lies Ahead?

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.

~ Chinese Proverb

4 comments to What Lies Ahead?

  • Rose

    Advice is one of the best learning tools, if you listen to it you may save your self some pain.

  • Jim

    Oooh, no! Those people coming back aren’t giving advice; they’re telling you what they have seen and experienced along the way you are travelling. And you may be sure that what they tell you is NOT what you will find along the way, for the road is ever-changing and alive. And the way you experience it will certainly be different from their way. Of course, you may learn more from them, perhaps, from those who have never been that way. But their advice, like all advice, is based on a particular, past experience that will never happen again. Listening to it must involve examining, evaluating, analyzing, and adapting it. And who knows? Pain may teach more than advice.

  • What I want to know is what it’s like to be a crotchety old man. Too bad I don’t know someone who has followed that path.

  • Jim

    They never turn back! But don’t worry – you’re catching up.

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