Drift is making a decision by not making a decision. Inertia, procrastination, and doing what others tell us to do, are all forms of drift. If you want to be happy, you have to beware drift. Do not drift. Make your choices carefully and mindfully. Ask for help if you need it.
And remember that though the admiration of people we love is sweet, it’s not enough alone to build the foundation for a happy life. Happiness is a choice.