Yes, this post is still partially school related (new school).
I know that the "first day/week/whatever of school" posts and such are getting quite obnoxious, but I feel like I need to make this point.
So. To the point.
Getting lost is NOT fun. Especially if you're lost in a place that YOU DON'T KNOW. That could be a bit scary. Then you start randomly turning left and right, just to end up in the same place as you were before. And you keep going in circles (in my schools, it's squares, just saying). You want to ask for directions, but you may be too shy or you want to save your pride. Or, if you're in a town/city/whatever with a lot of tourist hot spots, you don't want the natives to think, "Stupid tourists. Don't even bother to look up directions." Yeah, it's a pretty horrible situation.
Now, of course, there are GPS's, maps, signs, and all sorts of things to tell you where to go. But, if you are in an "OH-MY-GOSH-WHERE-AM-I-SOMEONE-HELP-ME-I'M-SO-LOST-I'M-GOING-IN-CIRCLES-(or squares)-AND-I'M-PANICKING" state, or if you feel something like this inside:
When you're lost, panicking is the WORST thing you can do. I know, I know, people have told you that MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of times, and that panicking is a natural reaction, but it is a point that must be stressed. When you're panicking, you really can't think straight. So, when you're lost, the best thing to do is to calm down. Then, you should stop for a second, get your bearings, find out where you are, and observe your surroundings. And use your devices. That would be a good idea. So next time you're lost, well, DOWN.