You can consider this scene in two ways;
The worried one is that specific guy in a group that always raises objections. His voice is heard so much that he can be regarded as an annoying one, because he puts on the brakes in the middle of a good flow.
Just like the other ones he hates to change direction too, but he is able to sense danger from a wider perspective. Bear with him if he’s alarming again; some ostensible stupid worries can be veiled valuable intuitions.
The other way you may see this image is like the painting called ‘the same one’. That long tree in the group is imitating the chimney of the building. In this case the building could be the enemy of the whole group of trees, because of what’s going on on the left side. And trying to look the same as the enemy is a known way to shake off the interest of the enemy. If the attention is tempered, you maybe can slowly walk backwards …