Sunday, September 10, 2006

Go Hiking!

Theory and reality are often worlds apart.

Between my Myers-Briggs and Birkman it is pretty apparent that I am much more comfortable working with abstracts, the conceptual, and theory while concrete reality and practicality prefer to makeout in the backseat. The problem is, however, that practicality score more points and wins more games then theory.

For example, Ralph Waldo Emerson said this; “Do not go where the path may be. Go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail.” This all may sound very good and appealing but that fact of the matter is simply this; when you step off the trail local vegetation is at risk, erosion quickens, and you might just get stung with stinging nettles.

If you must step off of a trail, pay very close attention to where you place your feet – in theory and in the forest.

Happy Trails!

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