TAKING A PATH THAT MOST PEOPLE WON’T CAN LEAD TO AN AMAZING AND ADVENTUROUS LIFE
Whenever we feel the need for a little inspiration to do something different, we can find it in this poem.
This poem tells us in a simple and beautiful way how an exceptional life, whether in terms of success, happiness or any other quality we consider important, is achieved by taking the “road less travelled”.
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.
Life is full of struggles. But as Frost points out, even the people who take the 'common' path are worn out the same. So why not try to do something new and different ? We have only one life.
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