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Lead SLED dog...

Posted by R. Berg on October 13, 2007

In Reply to: Lead SLED dog... posted by RRC on October 12, 2007

: : If you are not the lead snow dog your view of the world never changes!

: : What does this mean?

: The phrase refers to sled dogs which are harnessed in a line to pull the sled. Except for the dog in front (lead as in leading the way, not as in lead pipes, the others all have a magnificient view of the back end of the dog in front of them.

That's the literal meaning. Extended to human affairs, this supposedly cute saying expresses an opinion that unless you take a leadership position, your thinking will always be rigid. ~rb