Saturday, July 5, 2008
RMAF Butterworth, Malaysia
Two roads diverged in a wood, and
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
— Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken
Taking a lesson from Frost, do I dare to take risks, leaping into the unknown? Or should I just stay in my comfort zone, leading a rather routine (and quite mundane) but secure and comfortable life?
Alexandra Wong’s piece on being hypocritical over one’s principles and beliefs (An offer hard to resist, Weekender June 21) couldn’t come at a better time. I preach to others about the importance of fulfilling one’s life and dreams, while at the same time, I’m in a rut.
I admire Alexandra’s courage in pursuing her passion and being in charge of her life. While Malaysian writers can’t really become millionaires, I suppose for some, like Alexandra, it’s the “fantastic ride” that matters the most. And I really want to belong to that group of people.
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