This is an unfinished train of thought. The rest of the train fell off when the bridge collapsed.

If each step is only about the next step, what do we hope to achieve? If I choose my classes and try my hardest in high school so that I can get into a good college, where I choose my classes and try my hardest to get into a good grad school, where I choose my classes and try my hardest to get a good job with pay and benefits that allow me to sit and do nothing in front of the TV when I retire, what have I accomplished with my life?