I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.