Lunchtime chatter at work normally consists of football, sport, last night’s TV or how the second rate soup tastes of absolutely nothing. The canteen can offer 5 different varieties of soup a week and they all taste the same – they taste of nothing. The other day we started talking about the merits or otherwise of experience and whether it’s best having someone with fresh ideas or someone who just walks in the footsteps of what they’ve done before.
The thinking was that if you’ve got someone who is new to the situation (as long as they have confidence) then they can use their imagination and maybe come up with innovative ways of doing things. There’s the same thing with people who are very experienced and have seen everything and probably know when to apply particular ways of working. The “problem” is with people who have done a bit, have a little bit of experience and therefore assume that the only way they know is the only way.
That’s the difference between someone who walks in the footsteps of what happens before them and the trailblazers who walk their own path.
Don’t even think about reaching me. I won’t be home.
Don’t even think about stopping by. Don’t think of me at all.
I did a what I had to do. If there was a reason, it was you.
Aaah, don’t even think about getting inside. Voices in my head. Ooh, voices.
I got scratches all over my arms. One for each day since I fell apart.
I did, oh, what I had to do. If there was a reason it was you.
Footsteps in the hall… It was you, you.
Oh, pictures on my chest… It was you. It was you…
I did a what I had to do. Oh, and if there was a reason… Oh, there wasn’t no reason. no.
And if there’s something you’d like to do. Oh, just let me continue to blame you.
A footsteps in the hall… It was you, you.
Oh, pictures on my chest… It was you, you.
Footsteps by Pearl Jam