Reflections: Dare to Take the Road Not Taken

Go to a college/university…

Get a job…

Buy a car and house…

Have a family…

Work many years until you reach retirement…

Enjoy your retirement  years…

These are things society tells us to do. And for the most part, these things are good and creates stability. However, every now and then someone may question the mold and decide to break it – to take the road not taken.Perhaps, you want to be an entrepreneur and not work for someone. Perhaps, you want to travel the world instead of being saddle with a mortgage. We only have one life and no one wants to grow old and wish they did things differently. To take a leaThe Road Not Takenp a faith and do something different can be scary, but also refreshing.

In honor of the people who carve their own path and to the people who daydream of doing so, here is Robert Frost’s famous poem The Road Not Taken.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

 

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