Life is like a video game. Just when you figure out where the land mines are and where to find the gold coins, you move up to the next level. And even if you liked the previous level better, there's no going back. It's like you passed that obstacle course and now are advanced to this one. So you start over, literally finding out where are the mine fields and the gold coins.
The only choice seems to be whether to fight the onslaught of new adventures or embrace them. Like the person who stands on the freeway to direct traffic in the opposite direction experiences frustration at being ignored, if he turns around, everyone does exactly what he wants.
But where is the line between walking the path less traveled and not resisting? To be sad or mad is to be resisting: that's the test. If it makes you happier, you're on the right path.