It can be a progression of stages if you let it. It’s like you spend your whole life preparing for something, only to find what it was you were preparing for is in fact fleeting.
I ask myself what is worth knowing, and what is not? Should life really be spent in a classroom? High School was a waste of time for me (with the exception of two classes) and time is the one thing I don’t have enough of.
And of those things they don’t teach, the ones that maybe are really worth knowing, those life experiences that require us to leave the security of our nests and take a chance. What about those?