The untrod path

“Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored. It sees no distinction in adding story to story upon the monuments of fame erected to the memory of others. It denies that it is glory enough to serve under any chief. It scorns to tread in the footsteps of any predecessor, however illustrious. It thirsts and burns for distinction.” – Abraham Lincoln

For all the exploration we’ve made into this world, there are still places unexplored. Even for those previously explored, it could very well be seen with a fresh set of eyes in an entirely new way.

Think of all the mold people had seen for thousands of years before Alexander Fleming discovered its use in fighting infections, thus bringing us penicillin. Or the countless failures Thomas Edison had in his attempts to create a lightbuld.

Sometimes, all that’s required to move forward in a situation is to embrace a sense of discovery and follow each new path to its inevitable conclusion.


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