Then, you need to look behindDon't think I am telling you to look backwards while participating in a race. It's also not advisable to look backwards while progressing because unless and until you are moving forward you won't be able to progress. But there are some situations when you need to look backwards. Let me give you an example to clarify things. This happened during my childhood. One afternoon we were playing inside the park and it's very usual for the children to arrive one after another with some interval in between their arrival. We were waiting for one such friend and suddenly found he was running very fast towards the park from the lane of his house after being chased by a street dog. It's not very unusual sight because at times children make those creatures angry and they, in turn, chase the kids. We were laughing thinking he might have done something terrible with that dog. My friend was frightened and running so fast that he crossed the park and ran towards another lane. We were watching from behind. After a little while, the dog stopped chasing and slowly returned to its place. Our friend didn't return, though we were not much worried. After a long time, we saw our friend coming towards the park panting. He was so tired and sat down inside the park near the gate. He took some rest and had water. After feeling relaxed, we asked him the reason for his panting and tiredness. He told he ran so fast that he went to another locality. People there asked him the reason for his running and he told about the chase. People then assured him that there is no dog chasing him and then only he stopped. He walked all the way from that locality because of which he was tired.
So, what you got from this story? When you are being chased run but after reaching a safe place you need to look behind to see whether you are still being chased. If not, then you need to change your plan. Though you need to be aware of your surroundings to find a safe place.
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