I bet there are interesting things to be found when you ignore the directions. I bet if you choose to go the opposite direction of the crowd, others will wonder why and be inspired to follow. I bet you will all see new things, things waiting to be discovered, if you take them.
I’ll put my money on this bet–it has served me well so far. Diverging from the crowd for your own exploration is important but inspiring others is where the great discoveries happen.
Get lost for your own good but once you have a better understanding of the route you’re on, share it with others.