100 MPH in the Wrong Direction

It’s easy to go 100 miles per hour in the wrong direction and think you’re accomplishing something by your efforts and when you arrive in a strange place and finally stop to ask where you are you wonder how you got so off-track when you tried so hard. But of course it’s the most basic principle of reality that, as Lao-Tse put it, if we don’t change where we’re going we’ll end up where we’re headed.

This post, written 2012-06-30, is part of a series of older writings I’m trying to polish and publish before they collect even more dust.