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The Road Had Taken

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.

Robert Frost

In a life that full with questions and sometimes without its answer, I do ponder, whether our life was paved in the best way that it should be. Whether you have made the correct choice of choosing for who you wanted to be. More or less than what you were destined to be.

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
So, as usual, give us your opinion. I always believe that any personal story is interesting because, well it is personal. To guide you (in case this post is very confusing and had little to comment on - it's ok. It happen to me sometimes :) these are questions that you could answer:
  • 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?

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neomesuff said...

uuuu..this is heavy heavy heavy...not everyone have the chance to do or become what they want. I have many friends ( of my age ) that did not even become what they're suppose to be after they a quantity surveyor now opened a flower shop, a TESL grad became an event manager, an architect grad now is a succesful car dealer..hehe ironic. As for me, i did become a person in the line of course that granted me to be, except now..i hafta focus on family first more now, so it is just a matter of time.
We dont need a masterplan, just go with the flow and focus, when things goes well along with the plan, than it is a bonus. We plan, He execute.

bluedreamer27 said...

i dream to become a doctor but then look i am now....i am currently taking secondary education ...i never thought that i will become a teacher in the future but i think i made a right choice.....i love chldren and i love to expres my thoughts and i think being a teacher is the most applicable for it
hmmm i think i can sy that its the right one because up to now im still enjoying it with no regrets

waliz said...

i have always wanted to be a teacher and i'm glad i be able to fulfill my first i was just an ordinary primary school teacher but then i upgrade myself to be a counselor...but my dream is not stopping here...i wont stop till i get a pHD..hope i will achieve just that too...

mOEha Aziz said...

As for me, i have never any dreams or specific plans for future.... i live to serve and i did n am doing anything within my capability as to survive... I do work hard as others in surviving and i work hard to please the Almighty also...

Akmal said...

Hello there. Hey that poem sure evoked some secondary schools' memories :)
People said that we are what we are, and going to be the way we wanted to. But I guess planning on major things are necessary to ensure everything goes smoothly.
During my childhood, firstly I wanted to be like my dad; a teacher. Then I was engrossed in Star Trek; I wanted to be the first astronaut (the title first was taken anyway), then computer came into my life; I started with a new ambition already; programmer.....that sounds rather a messy childhood right? Oh well...
But now I am firm with what I want to be; a paediatrician. That's what I chose by myself. My mom wanted me to be a general practitioner, and get married, as simple as that hahaha.
Basically, I am quite a particular person. I'll consider pros and cons, thing like that. But ultimately, I'll decide on my gut, and get ready for the consequences... (messy indeed haha). How do I know it's the right one? Time will tell, but be ready for whatever coming; that's our decision, right or wrong, accept it.
See? Messy right?

bluecrystaldude said...

Hi neomesuff,

So, you're a full time housewife now?
hehe. Seriously, I think I will become an engineer only 4 years (as bonded with Sime Darby - my scholar). After that, I will see how things go. As you said. Go with the flow ;D

bluecrystaldude said...

Hi bluedreamer,

hehe.. My younger brother will become a teacher too. Physic Teacher. He will fly to New Zealand or Australia early next year. I can't believe he will be a teacher. He's a type of work hard, play 10x harder. What a pleasant surprise :D

I hope you enjoy your choice too. As people said, "The best job done was when you're enjoying it"

bluecrystaldude said...

Hi Waliz,

Yeah, we can see how passionate you're with your work :D

Yup, learning is no time limits right? I am quite certain you will achieve your dream of taking PHD. After all, you're the best in class. *wink wink*

bluecrystaldude said...

Hi Moeha Aziz,

That is really a good drive to work. Everything we done should be done sincerely, with the most heart, and of course, kerana Allah

Thanks for your first comment here. Really hope to see you more after this :D

bluecrystaldude said...

Hi akmal,

haha.. I think I am in the same boat as you. Yeah, maybe I over thinking/planning on basically everything. I should loosen up more ;D

I hope you will be a successful paediatrician. Oh, and don't forget to invite us to your marriage. hehehe

Faisal Admar said...

i want to be an entrepreneur but i used to have ambition to be a programmer.

hmm, poem... complicated ^_^

bluecrystaldude said...

hi faisal admar,

you don't like poem? hehe.. Never guest it.. Anyway, what are you working as for now?

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