“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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