One day a young man walked down a trail and found an old man seated at a crossroads. The old man said to the young man, I have walked these trails my entire life as my father did before me. He taught me the safe way through the woods and he gave me the tools to help me. If you will permit me, I wish to give you the same gifts given to me. I will give you the tools and I will teach you the way. The young man said to the old man, “No thank you old man, I will find my own way.” The young man looked at the two paths. One on the right was narrow and winding and the one on the left wide and straight. The young man proceeded to take the path to the left.

The old man called after him “Please do not go that way, it is fraught with danger. Let me show you the way.”

“No old man, I will find my own way,” the young man responded.

The young man proceeded down the trail he had chosen. Eventually, the brush …

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