Bill Laney said that you'll probably be ok if you go down a path that follows life's rules.
Develop a trade, hone your skills, get known, get paid.
Save, invest prudently, protect your nest egg.
Take care of yourself.
Spend time with people who will help you stay on your path.
Find institutions to align youself with for resources and contacts.
Indulge yourself now and then, but not recklessly, (know your vulnerabilities).
Develop good habits, instincts, compulsions, (know your vulnerabilities).
Perhaps we can articulate this from
Joseph Campbell and