Dumbass Sayings: “Take The Road Less Traveled By”

When you’re with your grandpa on his deathbed he starts talking about his life and starts saying “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I! I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference!” People love quoting this famous Robert Frost poem, but what they often get wrong is the meaning. Frost didn’t mean the road less traveled by was a good thing. The line “I shall be telling this with a sigh” communicates a tinge of regret there. You don’t sigh when you recall good things that you’re happy about. Taking the road less traveled means you missed out on whatever the other road had to offer and you’ll never know how things could have turned out different. That would happen regardless of which road you took so there’s nothing notable about taking the road less traveled by. If anything you should take the road most traveled by just for safety reasons. Let’s say you’re in a snowy woods and you see a road with a lot of footprints and then another next to it completely covered in snow. Which one do you choose? You may want to explore and take the road less traveled by, but don’t be surprised when you’re eaten alive by a pack of wolves!

People have traveled in groups throughout history for a reason.

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