The Road Less Traveled

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I don’t usually read books twice but M. Scott Peck’s book gave me a lot to think about and I read it several times. The title is derived from Robert Frost’s classic poem, “The Road Not Taken.” Through years of studying and living the precepts in Frost’s poem, I’ve come to see it means something very different from “The Road Less Traveled.” In fact I have gained more wisdon from the poem than I did from the book.

In both cases it is speaking of being a grownup in life.

Making good choices based on what you know to be true, checking out your sources and above else, remaining open minded.

I don’t mean to judge anyone but along my journey, the times when I read the Bible and tried to follow a sort of Christianity were the times I was the most close-minded and most judgemental. Everyone must decide how open she/he wants her/his mind to be. My mind is all the way open and I intend to keep it that way. Oh, and there’s room for more!

If you are interested in these themes, M. Scott Peck’s bestseller from way back, “The Road Less Traveled” might be right up your alley.

Tell us about a book you can read again and again without getting bored — what is it that speaks to you?

Source: Second Time Around | The Daily Post

Author: Damien Riley

Damien Riley is a blogger, film reviewer, & podcaster who writes a column at RileyCentral.blog once a week. He has an MA in English from California State University, Fullerton. He married a high-desert princess (now his queen). They have 3 children.

2 thoughts on “The Road Less Traveled”

  1. I’ll have to read this book. Your post brings to mind two quotes.

    “Your morals are only your habits: do not call other people immoral because they have other habits.” George Bernard Shaw

    “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Yogi Berra

    To me, the first instructs us to not to judge. The second, to go for it!

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