We're all mice lost in a maze.
No one really knows what they're doing. You go left for whatever reason, but you don't know if it is te right direction or not until you're either eletrocuted or you get the cheese. By the time you find out which it is, it's too late to turn back. You're either dead or you're fed. There's no third option.
(in, Infamous, by Sherrilyn Kenyon)