What happens to ducklings, cast adrift in waters surrounded by wildlife?
Their fates lie in the laps of the Gods and life goes on for everyone else.
Those who are centred often survive and thrive, even though they occasionally get caught up in scraps.
And when they do, they have the benefit of hindsight, to look back on their callow days, ruefully.
They must have made good choices, at least some of the time.