We don’t live life, life lives us.
It’s an error to think “I’m in control”. Don’t even think about it. Live naturally.
A young person may say, “I’ll never get married.” Than they are soon thereafter, married with a child or two!
Another youth says, “I’ll never be so conservative when I get old.” But when they get old they do the things, are things that they had rejected.
The seasons of life express themselves through us.