They must choose life's pathway
In the days of their youth
With their hearts full of hope
Their minds blind to the truth

As they travel this pathway
Down through the years
They gain knowledge and wisdom
Amid their laughter and tears

They make many wrong turns
In this journey through life
They may reap good fortunes
Go through troubles and strife

If they learn from their misfortunes
They can better their lot
They need never feel envy
Of what others have got

Near the end of life's pathway
When they turn and look back
How much clearer their vision
From this end of the track!