Your question reminds me of Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken," which has often been discussed in eNotes (see the reference link below). I believe it was the psychologist William James who said that people don't usually think until they encounter what he called a "crossroads situation" in life, as did the poet in Frost's poem. Life is largely a matter of making choices or decisions at crossroads. Some of these choices may not be terribly meaningful or significant, while others may be of the greatest significance. The choice of a major in school can lead to the choice of a career. This could determine where you will live and whom you will meet. It will shape your identity. The choice of a marriage partner will be of tremendous importance. Among other things, it will determine who your children will be and whether or not you will be happy. Life is one choice after another. If you try to avoid making choices, that is a choice in itself. If you ask someone else to tell you what to do--that could be good or bad. Shakespeare says, "Take each man's censure [i.e. advice] but reserve thy judgement." Unfortunately, life is like a game of chess: once you make a move you're not allowed to take it back.