In life I have learned that one can be perfectly well behaved, do everything right, follow the right path, and all that will go to shit because of one mistake. All it takes is one misstep to mar it all. One can be a model human for years, living on the straight and narrow, and then will do something that will come to define one for the rest of one’s life. All the good that one has done will not matter. All of the times one has shunned bad in favour of good will become irrelevant. All of the good decisions will be forgotten. All that will matter is that one failed or messed up this one time, and that will become one’s defining mark. One’s person will be tarnished, because of this thing.
The journey never ends. There is always time to make a mistake. One cannot afford to relax, or be caught off guard.