I have heard this phrase repeated countless times throughout the years of my life, especially when it is intended to be used as an excuse, affirmation or denial of an action that has no reasonable justification. Also, when there is a negative, capricious, disobedient, or simply irresponsible behavior.
When I read the story of Fausto (A very original story of a man who tirelessly seeks happiness); I found it SURPRISING that he found that happiness he so longed for, in the service he performed in favor of other people. It was then that I remembered when I was a child I was terrified of growing up and losing the wonderful piece of the world that surrounded me. The company of my parents, the jokes of my brothers, the games with my friends. All the words of tenderness and the loving way with which they spoke to me.