Most people do not intentionally ruin their life. In fact, many times we make choices that at the time we think will make our lives better; only to find out later that it was a bad choice.
Proverbs 14:12 (New Living Translation)
There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.
We cannot be lead by our own reasoning and feelings and idea of what is right. You really can’t trust yourself to know what is right. You change. What you wanted, liked, thought 5yrs ago is different now.