The Road Not Taken….
In Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken,” the poet is faced with two roads, two decisions, and two potential alternatives, here “road” symbolizes a path in life, and a choice between the two roads symbolize life decisions……..what we call as CHOICES. This poem brings out three big questions in life what might have occurred, what could have been, and how things would have happened if we would have chosen otherwise.
In life…..there are roads that direct you to recognition and affluence or seclusion and scarcity. There are roads to contentment and there are roads to melancholy, roads leading to victory and triumph, and roads towards defeat and discontent and just like any other road life also has its corners, detours, and crossroads. We often stand on these crossroads not able to decide, which road we will take? Do we have an assurance that we would choose the right one? The answer is there is no assurance.
No one knows where a road will lead to until we take it. There is no assurance. Every choice will not lead you to happiness. Since life offers no guarantee you might as well take the risk and decide. You have the choice between being a lost explorer or an accidental tourist of life; it is all a matter of perspective.
I often hear people nab about …..“ I wish I had become that.” Or “I could have done this.” But, they didn’t do it…..never made the choice. We think that the big choices like life’s decisions, are the most important however, fact is that it’s the small things we do on a daily basis that make all the difference over time. So what difference are we going to choose today? Which path are we going to take; we may not always choose the right path……but, at least it will be our own choice. After making the choices, prepare yourself to face the consequences be it good or bad……they may take you to a place of promise or to a land of problems but you’ll be pleased that YOU have written YOUR life’s story.
To conclude I will simply say don’t regret the choices you make coz life is toooooooooooo long and you’ll get to make another one tomorrow, with all the experience you have acquired hopefully you’ll make a better one tomorrow. Don’t be a bystander or a passive spectator to your own life, choose wisely and create your own reality.