Before I begin, I would like to reiterate something I said in my last opinion blog post about the 2004 restructure. I know there are those who say that we need to put the past behind us and move forward. I agree to a certain extent. However, putting the past behind you doesn’t mean you should forget or disregard it, because if you do this, you run the risk of repeating or not fixing your mistakes and continuing down the wrong path. C.S. Lewis speaks to this in the following quote from Mere Christianity:
We all want progress. But progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be and if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man. We have all seen this when we do arithmetic. When I have started a sum the wrong way, the sooner I admit this and go back and start over again, the faster I shall get on.
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