Many years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jn., was on board a train, deep in thought as he studied a legal matter which was shortly due to be heard in court. After a short while the ticket inspector approached and asked the judge for his ticket. Holmes, who was widely known as being somewhat forgetful, searched his belongings inside and out but failed to come up with the ticket or the adequate means of purchasing one. The inspector then recognised his famous passenger and to save any further embarrassment, suggested that the absent-minded judge hand in his ticket or the correct fare on his return journey. Holmes, still perplexed, replied, “Thank you inspector but the real issue here, and my cause for embarrassment, is not so much a question of the fare but rather, where am I going?”

That’s a question a lot of people ask. Where am I going? What should I be doing?

R. Ian Seymour

R. Ian Seymour, excerpt from Discover Your True Potential, Louisiana USA, Pelican Publishing, p.27