Same thing as life. You are given a hand. You play out the cards. Some the right way, maybe a few the wrong way. In the end, the results come back. What we are left with, is sometimes what we could not avoid, good or bad.
Destiny, fate, whatever you call it. We all try our best to attain a certain standard in life. We have to maintain it, there is no doubt. But the rules of the game are there hiding in the walls, under the beaten cement, and all around. They truly dictate the outcome of allot of things. Things we cannot escape.
Just a philosophical rant... Enough beer already!