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 onto 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.
As my memory served correctly, I did still remember Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken in my high school year. In the poem, the writer choose to the less popular choice. God knows whether he had made the right decision, but he seems to be content with his choice.
Even though my brain certainly not a genius one like Sufiah (who went to Oxford University in a tender age of 13, and became a professional prostitute. I am like, "Wow, how genius is that?"), I am very fortunate to be given such diverged offers (chemical engineering after my high school, law, business, accountancy and medicine) to decide where should I lay the rest of my life with. But till now, I am still asking myself whether I have made the right decision. I guess we never be entirely sure.
Life is full with surprises. We never know what is around that corner until we face it ourselves. We are here today, as a result of what we had chose to be. We decide our own life, and we have to live with it. Sound harsh, but if we try to make the most with what surround us, we might have be living the life that we supposed to live.
The first thing you need to understand is that you cannot make a LIFE decision with the outer mind and will. It must be a decision that comes from within, from the Conscious You itself. However, neither can you bring about a LIFE decision by passively waiting for it, thinking it will one day happen by itself. - Real Jesus - How to Make a Life Decision
Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek. Show us the straight way, The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray. - Al-Fatiha, the opening chapter of Al-Quran. Translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali
- What is your childhood dream? Did you achieved it? (I want to be an architect, my parents want me to be a doctor. And I ended up being a chemical engineer)
- Are you making a right decision in your life?
- And how do you know it's the right one?