This is by far the most interesting and most challenging of the IBMC. I’d encourage you to try this one out. I almost scratched my eyes out trying to come up with this.
The Road Not Taken – 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.
This is one of my greatest poems ever by one of my favorite poets and I’m glad i get to explore this from another dimension (my perception) today.
The road not taken totally translates into the road less traveled. The world’s evolving and we are trying so hard to evolve with it. Apparently most of us forget who we are and pursue the idea of the life we think we should be living based off of trends. We follow the crowd and we lose what makes us stand out. Everyday, every decision we make from the moment we rise till our heads hit the bed, we choose one of these two; our way or the world’s way.
There’s a verse in the bible that says ‘I place before you life and death, choose life that ye may live.’ That is what I see when I see this. There are two roads in front of us everyday, two sides; good and evil, life or death, your way or their way, which one do you choose? Because in the end the choice is all yours and when you reach the other side you will look back and know then if you’d made the right decisions.
Always reevaluate your choices because things aren’t always what they seem. Just because people are doing one thing doesn’t mean it’s the right thing. Never allow your principles or choices be affected by the affairs of the world or the crowd. Stand out. Do your own thing, form your own path in the world and let others strive to follow behind you.