“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 was the last stanza of Robert Frost’s famous poem written in 1916.
While the interpretation of the poem has been debated over the years, the common belief seems that Frost’s words advise us not to always follow the crowd and take a road less traveled on.
If that is the case, the basic ideology is very noble and admirable.
Yet the one thing we must keep in mind is that a single ideology or philosophy never works with every person nor in every walk of life.
And this is true no matter how the poem is interpreted.
We, as individuals, all look, feel and act differently and hence our approach to solving a dilemma must reflect actions that are appropriate at that given moment.
Because in the end, while we come across many people during our life journeys, our destination points will always be ours alone, something I call “a flight of solitude.”