We (them women) were feeling sorry for them (our men), but then I realized that perhaps they have a different life lesson. Perhaps it is their lesson in this lifetime to go without signs or proof. Perhaps they are meant to navigate without a compass. And then it struck me...perhaps they are more evolved souls than we are? It has been said that God gives us the tools that we need to make our way in this world. Maybe my search for signs has stemmed from a lack of confidence. Maybe my search has been saying, "God, I don't feel strong enough to handle this world on my own, I need to know that you're there to hold my hand." In thinking about the compass metaphor, I started researching orienteering. Sure enough, it takes skill to read a map and a compass. But the truely advanced orienteers find their way without either. The Bushwalker's Guide to the Galaxy suggests that "someone who can navigate without them [Map and Compass] is less likely to feel stranded or lost." Wow. So, I guess this means that less reliance on "signs" and more reliance on inner self will better help us find our way.
Besides, it does not surprise me that these men don't want to stop and ask for directions.
As an aside, I found a really interesting article on another site about intention and our inner ability to navigate here.