The Road Not Taken

by Minority Fortune

You come along on a single road, when it suddenly breaks off into two paths. One seems much more trodden than the other. It presents itself as predictable, friendly, and highly safe. Meanwhile, the other path looms as unkept, barely used, and unpredictable. You see the potential in this unkept road, as if it is awaiting someone to unlock its magical treasures. Yet, there’s no denying that it carries a daunting mystique about itself.

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Which road would you take?

Minority Fortune has included in this post a poem by famous poet Robert Frost. We include it because it encourages you to take the road that’s untraveled. In each of our lives, we are avoiding a road that we’ve never taken. It’s a road no one has taken, and we avoid it because we believe that we too are not capable. Well, it’s time for action.

We’ll use this poem as a symbolic celebration of taking that unworn path.

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.
-    Robert Frost

And we ask yet again: Have you taken that road not taken?

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