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The expression ("the road least traveled"): What does this mean to you?

  1. wingedcentaur profile image83
    wingedcentaurposted 7 years ago

    The expression ("the road least traveled"): What does this mean to you?

  2. RhondaG profile image59
    RhondaGposted 7 years ago

    I was brought up believe the saying means this.  Most people take the easy way out of anything because they don't want to always do things right.  It's usually harder to do the right thing, so the honest and right way would be "the road least traveled".

  3. KewlWriter profile image75
    KewlWriterposted 7 years ago

    That means do the thing which not many people do, may be because its too hard or it is the right thing to do. Road less traveled is a metaphor for saying taking a well needed risk.

  4. kalzone profile image38
    kalzoneposted 7 years ago

    It's from a famous poem by Robert Frost.  It starts
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
    And sorry I could not travel both

    and ends:
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference

    you can read the entire poem at http://www.amandashome.com/road.html

    The poem is about the choices we make in life.  Sometimes we take the well beaten path that many or most have taken before us.  But sometimes, some people chose the path that fewer people take (perhaps in selecting a career as an artist or priest instead of an accountant or programmer). 

    Robert Frost being a poet took the less traveled road, and as he said, for him, that has made all the difference.

  5. Apostle Jack profile image61
    Apostle Jackposted 7 years ago