When you look at the society around you, most of them want to impress a certain set of people. I have seen very few people who think about the long-term consequences of an event or decision they take. Of course, nobody can predict what exactly happens in the future, but the path will definitely have a destination.
You don’t take the bus without knowing where it is going. You will make sure that it is going to the place where you want to go and then purchase the ticket by paying a price.