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Tatyana Allison
9/12 Discussion
Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:20pm
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The quote in which I can identify the most with is “"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” This quotation by itself is implying the fact that if you go through life following the same things that everyone else is doing and others before you have done then you will not gain the greatest credibility in which you owe to yourself. Implying that the “road” not traveled by most is not the road that is going to be the easiest to travel. I can identify with this quotation because many times throughout my life and school years I have always had a large group of friends wherever I went. Some were very smart and hard workers while the others were slackers and never cared too much about anything. As college was around the corner we all had our top choices and our career plans set forward so that we may actually achieve all that we sought out for. Most of my friends went to Appalachian State and I am the only one here at East Carolina. I believe I made the better choice in choosing a different school compared to going to the same school as all of my friends. Let’s face it we have all been going to the same schools with each other since elementary school. My choice of a different college was on purpose. I took it as an opportunity to get to know more people and network. I know that if we all attended the same college it would have been pretty difficult to do that. I also identify with this quotation on a more personal level because I am the type of person that does not mind being spontaneous and taking chances. Why should I be doing the same thing as everyone else? You will never get noticed if all you do is stand in with the crowd. Sometimes my going against the grain pays off, then other times it is just another lesson that had to be learned. I do not mind being put up to challenges if that other “road” serves as an obstacle then I am prepared to do anything necessary to get to the other side and witness that payout.
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