Look at the problem
We operate on a moral compass that has no true north. If you were to take an expensive dslr camera with a 10x magnification lens and were to point that camera towards something in the distance, you would find that as you zoomed in, you would struggle to keep that object in the frame. The slightest degree off center would cause you to zoom in to the wrong place.
Pilots are said to have an air navigation rule called the 1 in 60 rule. It means simply that for every degree a plane gets off its course, it will miss the target destination by 1 mile for every 60 miles you fly. The farther you fly, the further from your destination you will find yourself.
A compass that has no true north is useless. If you can’t rely on it to point you in the right direction, you really don’t want to follow that compass. Sadly, you don’t even have to be way off in left field when you start! Even a little off base and you’ll miss the mark!
Plainly put, we cannot know what is actually correct. Just as Jeremiah said in the passage above, “the way of man is not in himself.” We can try as hard as we can to be right about everything and still be wrong about a whole lot. You likely have regrets in your life; did you get those regrets because one day you chose to do something harmful to your future? Probably not. Most of us have regrets because we did something wrong in spite of trying to do or say the right thing.