Came across this box of matches and thought about it, then I thought about it some more. Who would say something like that and why? I found out it was none other than heartthrob Dylan McKay (Luke Perry) from the original 90210. It makes sense for him to say it, but for those who follow in his footsteps, it may be a bit problematic.
If you burn the bridge behind you, how can it “light your way” unless you are going backwards and to the source of the light. However, for those who use it as a guide for the social mistakes you have made along the way, it works.
Long story short, good luck with your burning and only you can prevent forest fires.