Growing up on a small farm provided me with many wonderful memories as well many of life's lessons. Of course, there are a few memories that I'd just as soon forget. For example, failing to look before stickin’ your hand in a place you haven’t checked out first. Picking up an old wooden board could result in a sting from a scorpion, or worse, a snake bite.
Obviously, it's a good idea to remember such lessons. And although I believe you should "look before you leap", I also know that putting your nose where you don't have any idea of what you might see, can result in some serious experiences. Take it from me, I know of what I speak!