@rarej - This is a well food for thought post of how people live life on any other expectation. Sometimes we always race ourselves with other people without thinking about our abilities, capabilities and goals. In my country, many young fresh graduates at each year. They learn and study only just to complete and get the paper certificate for social acceptance without any knowledge of what they have learned. That's why so many unemployment for young graduate.
I am totally agreed with you that we should better pursue our goal in life. Learning and explore the new things are what we do to pursue until our last breath. Be healthy, safe and strong. Have a great Thursday.