"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle."
Ernest Hemingwayemail me if google hasn't got the answer..
Unfortunately there is no clear ‘blue-print’ for life other than to just live it.
We all come from a diverse culture & circumstances which do not translate to others as IMO no 2 are the same.
My motto has always to ensure that I have options, to be AWARE of my context, understand my capabilities & to be able to take the chances when they are clear.