I heard someone quote the following:
“It doesn’t matter where you are (in life). What’s more important is your direction.”
When I was a teenager, I learned that the definition of a vector was twofold. A vector represented both direction and velocity. When I wonder where I’m headed, my second thought is to ask myself how fast I’m moving (or am willing to). When things come up in current events, I wonder first where we are relative to the subject and then which direction we’re being led. For my part, I wonder if I’ll take the same direction or go some other way.
Then I’ll ask myself how fast I’m willing to move.