Faced with a big decision at a crossroads, I knew the straitlaced way wasn’t for me.
Some years later, an acquaintance memorably described the path I avoided as a ‘stout trip’.
Maturation makes it clear that life is full of nuances, light and shade.
This doesn’t mean one should give up being youthful, playful or even mischievous.
Those who choose to live a steady, safe as houses, bourgie existence are on their own in this regard.