One day, my husband and I were going home in terrible traffic. We knew there was a shortcut around that place but we did not know the way. However, when we noticed people diverting from the main road, we figured that they were taking the shortcut so we decided to follow them.
There was a man in a black jeep in front of us, who seemed to know the way, so we followed him closely, happy to cut off the slow-moving traffic. When he turned right, we turned right, and when he turned left, we turned left.
We continued to follow the jeep until it turned and stopped at the gate of a big blue house and we heard the horn. That was when we realised he had been going to his house and we were following him thinking he was by-passing traffic to return to the main road.
The moral of the story: if you are following any leader, make sure they are going in the direction you are headed. You need to know where you are going so that if your leader is not going your way, you can make a U-turn as we did, and get back on the path that will lead you to your destination.