I’ve always found it interesting that in Robert Frost poem, “The Road Less Traveled” that everyone eagerly recalls the line “I took the road less traveled and that has made all the difference.” My favorite line is and has always been the lines where the traveler contemplates his desire to travel both paths rather than picking one.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
Way leads on to way. When we pick a path, it is almost impossible to go back and choose the other path later in life and even if we can go back and pick the path not chosen we will not be the same person who stood at the fork in the first place.
Our journey is daunting in this way. But if we have choose with the information we have available to us at the time and align our choices with our values, we can never go wrong. Even if we are tempted to look back.