People tend to have plans for their own and to pursue them perfectly. For those who can think, they may end up having tough conversation between themselves, their parent, their dearest friends, and sometimes their teachers.
Mankind is about what to do, what really to do, and what not to do. Making them distinguishable sometimes is hurting. Simple example is about choosing your college major. You think engineering is not cool and you prefer medical school to this. Well, since you have only lived for, say, 20 years, what experiences do you have so far? Your parents may agree or disagree, your friends, especially who come from medical school and hate it will be likely to disagree. In the end you will hear bunch of reason should you consider your decision.
You want something really bad, for example matter A. For life you chase this and world itself brings forth any other options like matter B, C, etc.. Your mind at first think that other options are just for being ignored but what if the other person in your life think that they should be considered seriously? You still are chasing the matter A and then you realize that matter A gives you nothing but weariness and unhappiness. On the other side, other matters are slowly showing their good side.
People who want to take, who are currently taking those other options, are then having fun. Their mind is not burdened by some stupid unthinkable and irresolvable reasons yet you are still trying to push your idea forward in time you start to realize that pushing will only make another time goes to wasteland.
Then after all those conversation between you and your dearest, you may coma to this question:
Is that really fine to do?
You start to ask yourself about your plan(s), about your future, about what you really have to do, what you can do later, and what things if you don’t do then it doesn’t matter at all. You start to count the good and the bad of all choices. You start to imagine what you can do, you can achieve if you still are taking your first plan, matter A, and what you will get if you try the other options.
In the end your mind starts to build some sort of pathways.
If this is chosen then what? If this is not chosen then what? What should I do? Where do I go? Why do I prefer this? Why should I consider that? and on and on and on…
These questions imply that you are still sane, still able to think rationally, and willing to count, to prepare, and to not take too much risk if it is not worth it. But one thing for sure you can’t ignore is that time will only pass once and you can’t take back what you have thrown away. You can’t predict everything accurately and count all risks precisely. Will you try to get the other options world offers you or will you stick to your primary plan? Will you take the risk for having your steed on matter A which is not sure about giving you something, really, or will you be ready to step aside from what you have planned for years just to take new -unknown for you yet known for others- plans?
Risks are available not upon your request but they are available upon your choice of their triggers.
What are you willing to do?
Is what you do fine to do?