Going with the tide?
Building a career.
They all seem to follow the same pattern.
But, the truth is, we learn so little.
The challenge is to find a way of not getting (perennially) dragged along, whilst at the same time finding out who you, your purpose in life, and what it means to be self-fulfilled.
Too many swim with the tide only to find that the shore they end up at is no better than the one they left behind.
All that effort.
If our lives are what we make them (really!), then, just once in a while, lift your head above the waters, and consider if there might not be a better way to live your life.