Life is the start the very moment life begins there is and always will be huge chemical reaction in your body as a baby your constantly forming, into a toddler, then a young child, to a child then the magnificent teenage years. I am a part of this group soon to be out of it but looking over my life I can see what it means to regret what you have done or be pressured into doing something for the future you don't really want to do. When a husband and wife have a kid around 14 and you tell them to work hard in school and become an adult do they really know what they are talking about sure if your parents make millions listen to them but anything other then that do not pay attention its my advice and i may seem a little stupid but parents don't know what they are talking about. Chances are you wont find your dream job, which could be anything not a doctor,lawyer,teacher it could be marketing or managing a retail store something small. those jobs are the base of your future the stepping stone to life and soon even for me these small jobs change into something different you develop life goals and become comfy in your shoes. well why do you feel that being a manager at a sports store should be your life most people end up quitting and finding an office job were corporations own you they make you feel like you will eventually be the leader but its a lie you will never completely hit the top it is designed to fight against you.
Now my boss lets me know almost everyday people are stupid and hearing this and seeing people in situations were they act insane over nothing i started to agree until seeing two kids both in private schools, they were talking about how to get more people into the restaurant saying maybe draw them a picture colour it really nice make sure to stay in the lines then the other said remember to but the store name on it and then send it to everyone. The kids were 9 and 12. So do children have unlimited potential and we just learn to cope without using when we grow or does all the booze and pot kill enough brain cells throughout high school to become a moron.
At what point will you be happy with your life. is it earning a high school diploma getting a degree being employee of the month or owning your own business. Whatever it is, it is not the top of human potential every one of use could measure a black hole or discover a new solar system we do not meet are potential. 99.9% of humans will do what they have to to survive but that 0.1% realized with all our modern technologies to help us survive they would use every inch of potential. think of that Mr.Hawking even with his disorder still manages to be the smartest man on earth. could any of us say that ever. no it would be a miracle if a single person saw there true potential, and that is only the first step much more then just realizing you can do anything before you can actually DO anything.