Yes, there are many things that we use as the so-called rudder in our lives.
God, parents, ethics, ideals, sport teams, jobs, education, shows; if you were to ask the world “what is your rudder?” I imagine that the list would potentially be endless.
The importance of a rudder in life is never more apparent until it is gone. Once missing, it is hard to get a hold of not where so much you are going but what in life is so important that you need to head in that direction.
Alas, you cannot go to ACE or Lowes and buy a rudder. You can try fashioning one out of wood but that would work as well as wet cardboard. The only way to re-establish a rudder sometimes is growing it of your own self.
Now, that is hard, nearly as hard as growing a third arm. However, there is something about recognizing the need of a rudder and perhaps that can be said is the beginning of wisdom.