In English, the verb to orient / orientate and its derived words come from the Latin word for "east", showing thus a link between one of the compass points and a metaphorical sense of knowing one's way and direction. The same words also exist in Romance languages. Besides, in Spanish, perder el norte ("to lose the north") means losing one's way, going crazy. Desnortado is someone without a north, clueless and aimless. What's more, in Portuguese nortear is a somewhat frequent synonym of orientar. What about other languages? What other metaphors are there with compass points? Do any speakers find their direction in life by looking to the south or west?