"When going back makes sense, you are going ahead."
Jeremiah 6:16 echos this maxim. God calling Israel to move forward by looking backward. The LORD exhorts Israel to "ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is. . . and walk in it." Sometimes moving forward in life means looking backwards at the conventional, collective wisdom of our ancestors. More often than not ancient wisdom is often more potent in our lives than faddish innovation.