Conventional wisdom says if you're 40,000 feet in the air suspended on a wobbly rock, don't look down. My palms are sweating thinking about it. However, since when is it not a good idea to know where you are and your surroundings? How can you know how high you are and how hard the fall will be and how risky it is to be where you are if you're not aware of where you stand? Successful people see the totality of where they are, which includes awareness of where they came from.