"Listen to all, plucking a feather from every passing goose, but, follow no one absolutely."
Possible mentors and teachers can be found everywhere and anywhere. Everyone has something they could teach you – a skill, a bit of wisdom, or a personal secret to success.
In the end, though, you still have to think for yourself. It’s still your job to take the knowledge you gain and turn it into your own value system for solid decision-making.
No one saves us but ourselves.
No one can and no one may.
We ourselves must walk the Path;
Buddhas only point the Way.