“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I?I took the one less traveled by,” It is no wonder that few people would have difficulty in recognizing these lines as among the most famous in the poetry of Robert Lee Frost. Receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry, Frost is considered one of the most popular and respected American poets. Even though he achieved great success in his life, his early years were plagued with wandering, anxiety, and loss. He had to move from school to school, place to place due to his illness and poverty. But his suffering from insecurity and uncertainty over making decisions in life could have contributed to the creation of this masterpiece.
Unlike Frost’s life, however, there are no masterpieces, only anxieties and uncertainties left in ordinary people’s lives. Not sure which path to take, and afraid of making a false start, most people keep throwing doubts on their roads which lie ahead. Some might be taking the easier way to a predictable destination, and others might be walking on the grassy road with no footprints. Whatever choices they make, the most important thing is the strong belief in their decision. That is, once the traveler gets onto the road, it is better to go forward with a determined zeal than to hesitate. No matter how long and tough the road is, the right mind set and strong confidence are the only factors that will enable him or her to reach the final destination.
Especially at this point of time, there are many travelers who are on crossroads; University freshmen who have just gained independence from their parents, rookies just taking their first steps into the real world, and Park’s government with newly established Xi and Obama’s administration. Each traveler has to decide which route to take. Once the decision is made and believed to be the right but less traveled, the journey must be carried on with all efforts despite plunges and hardships. “And that has made all the difference.”