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Jared Holst
9/12 discussion
Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:59pm
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"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood and I, I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." -Robert Frost

The reason the chose this quote is because it describes the way that I attempt to live my life. And that is, don’t be a follower, be a leader. What I think Robert Frost way trying to say with this quote is that you don’t want to live your entire life being a follower. Being a follower your entire life will lead to you not being a complete person. Everyone should have that leader ability in him or her, which is why I would chose the road less traveled by. When I was younger, I would play rec and travel hockey, I would always try to be a leader amongst my teammates. I felt like I owed it to not only myself, but to my teammates to lead them and the team in the right direction. Not only during hockey, but also at school I would need to be a leader and not fall into peer pressure. Back in middle school I was caught in a crowd of friends that I really shouldn’t have been hanging out with, I was just afraid to stand up to them and say that I didn’t want to do certain stuff or even hang out with them. It took me a while to finally decide that I needed to say something, and say something soon for my own good. One day I decided to finally go up to them and say what I had on my mind for the past couple of months. It turns out today that I made a great decision and it was one that I was proud about doing. Today I have a totally different group of friends that I hang out with, ones that don’t get in trouble and enjoy doing similar activities that I like. With that being said, I took the road less traveled by and stood up for myself. Being a captain in hockey really turned me into the person that I am today. Whenever someone needs help with anything, I would hope that they trust me to help him or her out.


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