Before we can make a good decision, we have to locate (at least roughly) two places or points:

  1. where we are
  2. where we want and need to be

If you don't know where you are, how do you know if your destination is north or south, east or west, a hundred meters or 3 days' journey? You cannot find your way to Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China using a map of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Likewise, if you don't know where you are headed, the coordinates of your present position won't help you. Navigation requires knowledge both of where you are, and of where you are going. With any individual or group of people, these will evolve and shift with increasing experience and awareness of possibility.

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