how do we reconcile these two ideas?
how do we "balance" the wisdom of "seeing where it 's going"
with the desire not to be left out, so we're not spending too much time charting its course?
a complicated question . . . my best answer is to say that the trick is to trust that what you see is the truth
most people see the flow but don't trust their powers of observation; they need further proof, more elaborate charts
at some point, you just have to "get wet"
you have to jump in, "knowing" the basic flow is ok, even if it takes a few twists along the way; knowing that the basic course is where you want to go beats knowing every inch of the waterway
jump when you see it's the direction you want to go and be in "the flow"
if it goes where you "need to go", you have to take "the risk"
there is no other way