Originally posted by Throbber
reply to post by deadline527
I'm fairly certain there are a few sayings that would share perspective on that point.
Infact, i'll share with you a little something i've learned - it isn't big or grand, but a simple truth.
There are countless tidbits of wisdom that have filtered into society, from sources unknown - sayings like "Don't put all your eggs in once basket" and "Curiosity killed the cat" are a very obvious forms of this; they can also be used as a metaphor for a great many different situations.
Oh, for the lost art of simple wisdom!
edit; as to your question, it takes experience and understanding to know the answer.
Remember, the path is not surrounded by limitations, you can walk back to where you started, or simply cut across the lawn to a different path.
This does, however - lead to gaps in your understanding and experience, just like any learned skill or trait, and it takes time to truly appreciate how much you can lose or forget.
"Walk before you can run" is another one.
[edit on 10-4-2008 by Throbber]
I love philosophy.
Too bad most of the population decides to disregard it in their every day lives. There is so much you can learn from such a simple saying, and apply it to many different situations throughout life.