When you haven’t done anything yet, or made any mistakes, it’s easy to be full of optimism. Life is like a board game, full of possibility. But once you start making choices, other paths necessarily close off. That’s just the way it is. Sometimes you can rectify a mistake, or catch up on something you neglected, but generally if you pass up a chance early in the game, it doesn’t come around again. Yet, you can’t simply do nothing. It’s your turn and you have to make a move. And if you realize you’re playing the wrong game halfway through? Tough. Soldier on, buddy.