In the Poem "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost the woods where the roads diverged were yellow. One of the roads bent to the undergrowth. He took the other road because it was full of life and it welcomed him in. Even though both roads were equal in some way. The wanderer of roads probably wouldn't go back to travel the other road because once he went down one road, going back isn't easy. He will tell his tale after he already went down the road he picked. The tone of the poem is sad. I know this because the word "sigh" was used, which can be an expression of sadness. He took the road less travled on. His choice was important because it changed his life. This poem says that choice is a very important because it can make all the difference in our lives.
In "Dead End" by Rudolfo Anaya Marias two choices are to stay out with Frankie and fool around or to have him take her back home. She had to make the choice whether to be different and say no or just go with the flow and be like the other girls at her school. My reaction of her choice at first, I was shocked the proud of her. Not many girls can be in that kind of situation and walk away. I agree with her, I think she made the right choice. I haven't been in the same type of problem as Maria but I have been put in situation where I had to choose to be different or just respond like everyone else and I chose to be different and walk away. The words "empathy" and "envy" are important because when making choices we will always have that person or group of people who understand why making the choice we are and they will support our (empathy) and we will also have the people on the opposite side of us with that feeling of discontent towards us because we didn't make the choice they wanted us to make. This makes it hard to make choices for certain people because there are a lot of people who make their choice to please other people.
The Tyranny of Choice by Barry Schwartz talks about how our choice's can be connected to our happiness. There is a connection with our chocie's and our happiness. Yes we are happy with having choices. It's good to have options. We are happy with our chocie's but there is also choices we aren't happy with. I am a satisficer because once I've done something I'll be happy with it. I don't go out of my way to explore what my other options are but, I'm happy with the knowing that i do have more choices if i want them. Regret can hurt our choices. "Adapting" to our choice means that when we make a choice we have to get used to what ever the outcome is. Making certant choices may call for certain change in our life. We may have to start doing things different then we used to, that's adapting. We don't always have high expectations when we make choices but we can. Some people don't like to keep high expectations because they have the fear that they won't get the outcome they wanted. It can be disappointing. The effect of our high expectations can lead to good things. If you expect high expectations from our self then we can achieve great things and make good choices in our life.
In this cartoon the meaning behind it is picking a life style. Would we rather be rich or famous. This relates to choices because we have to pick a road to drive on. We have to pick whether we want to have lots and lots of money or would we rather just have it where people know our name.
Everyone, makes good and bad choices. I have made the equal amount of both good and bad choices. In this essay I've written about many different times where people have needed to make a choice. I've also written how our choices can be the cause of our happiness most of the time.