1. There is no such thing as a shortcut.
2. Established trails and routes exist because of maxim #1.
3. Notwithstanding maxim #2, the greater the number of people in the group, the greater the number of shortcuts that will be discovered. Also, the heavier your pack, the more likely it is that a shorcut will appear.
4. The allure of any perceived shortcut is inversely proportional to its usefulness.
5. Arguing over whether to take any given shortcut invariably wastes more time than would have been used keeping to the established route.
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