We all have choices. We can either choose to be good, or choose to be evil. We can either choose to go up or down, left or right, above or below. We can either choose heads or tails. But choices are not always two. Sometimes there are three, six, or more than that. It’s just best to remember that there is always a choice. The choices are not always as easy as picking heads or tails. No. Some choices takes careful planning to make. Like would you become a dentist or a journalist? Would you go to this place or that? Would you do as the others have done, or would make your own way and take the road less traveled by?

We all know the poem The Road Not Taken. For those of you who don’t know the poem, here it is:

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The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost (1874–1963)

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;            5
Then took the other, as just as ftake.air,   
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,           10
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.           15
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.           20


The Road Not Taken talks about to different roads. Two choices, that the author came across. One was the most used, polished, and safer of the two paths, while the other is the unused, dirty, cluttered, and dangerous of the two paths. He took the one less traveled by and according to him, it has made all the difference.