You might get a hint
Ran into a young man in his thirties in an optical store who recognized me from Panera’s (he worked there). He respectfully asked me how life was and I honestly answered “up and down, a little off balance.” Maybe this was not the answer he expected. I added there were no good answers for what I was going through. All the men who wrote about life were usually young, they wrote about life to achieve, to be successful, out of ambition. But they didn’t know fully what they were talking about.
He said, “no one knows anything.” Wow I thought. That was very encompassing. Strips everything down. I was almost a little threatened by his answer.
I answered “well, sometimes you get a hint.” He nodded in agreement.