“The surface of the earth is soft and impressible by the feet of men; and so with the paths which the mind travels. How worn and dusty, then, must be the highways of the world, how deep the ruts of tradition and conformity! I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains.”
Henry David Thoreau,
“It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” -Abraham Maslow.
True story - on both accounts. Let us not forget.