How often have you heard quotes like these:
“Keep burning those bridges. It’s gonna be lonely on that island of yours.”
“Don’t burn bridges you may have to cross later.” Or my favorite: “Don’t burn a bridge and expect them to send a boat.”
In most circumstances, its pretty sound advice. The one thing they are all missing is that little asterisk (*) that points to the disclaimer: * Unless that bridge is so dangerous that it might collapse and kill you.