As You Like It

Why did Orlando compared himself with the old fable son who used up all his inheritance in riotous living?

The question is from Act I Scene I of As You like It

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This is a reference to the Prodigal Son in the Old Testament. I think this reference is meant to be ironic given that Adam is the problem child and not himself. There is also the sense of the elder son being rewarded despite his obvious shortcomings.