Two roads diverged…
…in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
-Robert Frost, "1. The Road Not Taken"
In waking each day, we get to choose between Should — doing what is expected, doing what we’re suppose to do — and Must — what our hearts are calling to do, what makes us smile.
And, each day, we must study and decide which path to take.
Factory-style school — everyone in a row, everyone do the same problems, everyone follow the same steps — and efficient forms of working with space-saving cubicles and neat organization charts teach us that Should matters. In doing Should, we’re contributing to the world. We’re playing our part in the orchestra. We’re a well-functioning cog.
I’m no cog. And neither are you.
So, as with Frost and as with Luna, we must choose between the two paths, not be told which to follow.
I choose to smile. I'm choosing Must.
(HT to Seth Godin)