To lead a life seems to me to be like building sand castles on a beach. The rising waves are the environment around us. Some people also call it fate. The past is full of the sand castles you have built, the present is waves eroding the sand castle you just built. The future is all about what you want to do.
Do you want to make an attempt to build a better sand castle based on your past experiences?
Do you want to sit back thinking about the glorious sand castles you built in the past and do nothing?
Do you want to rue your bad luck and curse the water? or
do you want to try something totally different?
Your future is always in your hands.