This is not an erotic story by any chance. It’s sort of rant and my perspective on the phrase. It’s simply pondering on what would have happened, what could have happened if you had done something else instead of whatever you’re currently doing, in terms of work, relationship or anything else.
If you think about things very well, you can certainly tell where things just went off the rails, the exact moment when that ill-fated train left the station. Notice in the case, it could be the fortune laden train, it’s not always about the ill-fated train, sometimes, it can be the good kind, just that we react better to negatively tuned stories. Like remembering the moment when your life began to go down the drain.
It could also be remembering that time, back when you were in school, and you’re with this beautiful girl who you always thought was out of your class, and by some weird planetary alignment, you were mere breath away from kissing her, either you got lily-livered or someone ruined the moment by walking in, the weird planetary alignment to your favor forever disappeared.
At that time, you told yourself, you were only dreaming about it in your head, the idea you could have a shot with her is castles in the air, nothing more than a fiction of your imagination… until you spoke to her recently, and you circle back to that moment, and she said she was feeling the same way as you were feeling back then, even more importantly added,
“I would have kissed you back if you kissed me”
Then you begin to imagine what your life could have been, would you have been married by now with kids? Would it have been just one kiss and that’s the end, or would things have expanded more but not eventually end in something tangible rather the life that you’re having right now, being the king of boys, the demon you love to tag yourself at? At the end of the day, what is the point?
That’s an example of roads not travelled, it could also be something else, it could be about work or about the love of your life, it could be about that business you didn’t think because you didn’t like the body language of the person bringing the business (reminds you of Buhari’s early days, uh).
Also, people are grateful for roads not traveled, like it’s been said hindsight is 20/20. If we know the future, there are lots of decision we wouldn’t take but we don’t have that luxury. You just have to make the mistake, and move on, and make better decisions.
If you’re the type of person that seeks thrill and adventure, one to jump on the bandwagon just for the fuck of it, you’ll be one of the people who would often ponder on the road not traveled but not just those type of people alone, we are slaves to our thoughts.
Especially with relationships, when you imagine if you had married your ex-girlfriend instead of your wife, thinking about how good your life would have been instead of what you’ve got now. Roads not traveled.
Or joining/not joining that job that you thought would change your life forever. If your old job was the shiznit meanwhile you thought it’s stupid or didn’t take that job because you thought it was too low for you, just for you to find out, the person who took it is now your superior. Roads not traveled.
At the end of the day, things work till they don’t work anymore. Learn to count your blessings as much as you think about think about the roads not traveled.
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