What started out as a walk in the woods turned into getting lost in the dark forest. Relying on my own sense of direction, I tried many different paths to get out, but I succeeded only in getting more lost -- moving deeper and deeper into the forest. Fear gnawed at me and the sense of hopelessness was growing.
I was at the point of giving up when at last I saw another human being. "Can you show me the way out?," I asked. "No" he answered, "I'm lost too, but maybe we can help each other find the way out. If we tell each other the paths we have already tried that led nowhere, that will help us find the one that leads out."