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Payton Anders
9/12 Discussion
Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:35pm
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I chose the Robert Frost quote, because this is one of my favorite quotes of all time. When I first read the poem I did not really understand what it was about, now that I read the poem I can truly relate to it. This specific quote to me describes the personal journey of a person’s life. "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood…” When we think of yellow, our thoughts are happiness and joy, which is what we want all throughout life. It is said that the color stimulates mental activity and intellect. Two roads is described to me as the two paths that God has created for you in which you make your own decisions that lead you in one direction or the other. These roads taken in life could be good or bad, long or short, either which you may choose. “A yellow wood…” is the environment and state of mind that the person is in at the time of making this decision, therefore the color yellow indirectly refers to stimulation of the mind and intellect, influencing that person’s choice of which path to take. “I took the road less traveled by,” Not everyone is the same person, consequently not everyone makes the same choices. “The road less traveled,” means that just because someone else does not agree with the decisions you chose does not make those choices wrong. Also, if how you have chosen to live your life in a way that benefits you and makes you happy, but is not what everyone else is doing, does not make you or your choice wrong and you should not succumb to peer pressure. You should be your own person and stand by your actions. “…and that has made all the difference.” If you stand by what you believe in, then the outcome will be prosperous and you will live a fulfilled life. This quote has truly opened my eyes, it has taught me to appreciate and respect people and our differences. I understand now that everyone has their own preferences and that they should not be judged for their actions and choices. One day you may be that person that people do not agree with, but you should have the courage to stand by your choice. (379 words)

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