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Isaiah Oliver
Discussion Board 9/12
Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:49pm
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I can greatly identify with the Robert Frost quote; with him stating the diverging roads, it is expressing the need to make a decision. Also with the ending statement of the quote, he says “I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference,” meaning, going the way less chosen gave him a greater outlook than those who took the way most traveled. A lot of times, the road that is traveled the less is usually the harder one or the different one; people tend to take the way that seems easier or take the way out which causes them to not have to change. I can relate with this quote because it describes how I came to my decision in choosing my college. My older brother and older sisters all attend college in our home town. They try to persuade me to stay in Fayetteville, and attend the University there; but it was set in my mind that I will move away from Fayetteville and start my own type of life outside of the standards of my siblings. This decision made a difference in many ways, such as my major and the fact that I joined a fraternity my freshman year. When I made my decision to attend college, I was going to major in computer science; but with my decision to attend East Carolina University, the spectrum of majors gave me the opportunity to pursue something different that I may have been more interested in. Fayetteville State didn’t offer that major, so at first I wasn’t even interest in engineering. Another thing is the fact that there is always an argument that historically black institutes are much easier than predominately white universities; so that was a challenge in itself. When it came to joining my fraternity; they almost never take freshmen, especially historically black institutes. East Carolina University gave me the opportunity to pursue membership as a freshman; and like the quote says “that has made all difference.” Taking the opposite road of my siblings has given me the chance to live life from a different perspective and look at situations in a completely different way.

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