In the general scheme I can't have done anything different. The path is not foretold but it is narrow - that is the key feature.
It's immeasurably buoying to look around and see other people on the path, on this path but their path - our starburst of avenues radiating out in infinite angles from a central point. I see their narrow ways, full of pain and life and richness and shared metaphor, full of real creation. It is great comfort.