Yes, generally. They tend to be right, even when I don't listen
2. Get up and go or plan, plan, plan?
I prefer to have a plan, even if it's a lose plan.
3 Do you ask for directions when you are lost or do you keep on going?
I have a GPS, no need for either
4, Right now: do you know which way is east?
5. If a tree falls in the woods, and no one hears it -- did it make a noise?
Noise is the perception of moving air, so if no one perceives the moving air, then no.