Roads Diverged in the Wood..

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“Many roads diverged in the yellow wood,
Shall he take the weathered one, as the mellow would?
Or burst behind the mob, as the callow would?
Cautious and dwelling, the fellow stood.”

I stand at a crossroad. No, it’s a junction. It is a spray of paths that lie before me, splitting into a hundred directions in front of me; each pulling me tenaciously. From my feet springs a new path, a new possibility at every second thought. I hold on, barely , like a charioteer trying to keep a chariot drawn by a hundred horses in shape and direction. But I cannot linger, I  cannot halt. The past is an abyss, a black hole sucking through, getting stronger at every passing second. All I have is this moment, the present. And I have to choose.

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4 thoughts on “Roads Diverged in the Wood..

  1. For many years I tried to steer a course towards a goal but on each occasion destiny took me along another path. At my crossroads I invariably chose a preferred direction at odds with what fate had in store. I’ve always had an overwhelming feeling that I have a purpose in life without really knowing what it is. Sometimes my journey takes me along an unexpected detour and I wonder if fate is giving me a sign. Then the tide turns, I no longer fight the tide, I’ve tried to guess my purpose without success. Now it is in the hands of destiny and the journey is exciting, simply for the journey into the unknown. I have lived a full life in half the time it takes most and have come through relatively unscathed. Destiny may challenge me often but it has yet to fail me. I trust my destiny.

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    • I don’t know, I have always tried to stay onto the pathway of having control of my life, something that has become a mild obsession. Destiny is something which fantasizes me, and I plan to devote more time to it. I do, wholeheartedly, understand your choice and decisions!

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      • I too understand your choice and also the urge to have control over your destiny. The question was ‘do the ends justify the means?’ and I rather clumsily I tried to explain that (especially) in my case, the ends are uncertain whatever control I try to exert. On this basis the ends never justify the means because the target is unattainable. as I am constantly knocked off course. The question is of course a moral one and a general analogy is the question that if you could go back in time and kill the infant Hitler, do the ends justify the means. In my opinion, no, there are too many variables.

        Firstly everything that transpired with Hitler was a symptom of political and social discord, it is very likely a different figurehead would have acted similarly. The second point is instead of killing the infant Hitler, why not have a profoundly positive effect in him. No child is born evil.

        If I were to give advice (or even qualified to do so) I would tell you to pursue your goals and where possible take control of your life. But also be prepared to make changes of course, often when people are knocked off course they never manage to get back on it. I’m just a freak of nature and wouldn’t recommend my path to anyone but with each passing day I gain a little more clarity, how I will use this clarity is the enigma.

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