The Road Less Traveled

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost

As I read the full poem below by Robert Frost, it reminds me of many people I know. They take the same path to work each day; they order the same item at the same restaurant each time; and they wonder why anyone would ever want to travel to new places. In short, as Frost might say, they, “took the familiar, safer path”.

There are some benefits to sticking with what we know. It minimizes risk, makes us more comfortable and surely keeps stress lower.

On the other hand, you might miss something. Everyone is different and there is no right or wrong answer.

Which road would you take? Enjoy!

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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.

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” -Carl Jung

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jeffrey bellomo

Jeffrey R. Bellomo, Esquire is a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation under authorization of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. As the owner of Bellomo & Associates, LLC he advises families about the legal challenges facing them today. He counsels clients and provides solutions on: Asset Protection, Special Needs Trusts, Wills, Trust Design, Guardianships, Medicaid and Estate Planning & Administration. His mission is to provide professional caring service to all his clients.

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