“A person cannot begin to attain a goal if he doesn’t know where he currently is. How can you look at a map and reach Chicago if you don’t know whether you’re in New York or Denver? What direction do you go, east or west? We must therefore know where we are in order to know where we are going.
Did we create ourselves? Who created us and for what purpose? Such basic questions enable us to know where we are. Most people never ask themselves such questions and are therefore utterly lost. How can we possibly know what path to pursue if we don’t know what we’re doing here on earth?” ~ The Garden of Peace by R’ Shalom Arush