Christopher Columbus's Life: The Never Ending Road Trip

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Life: The Never Ending Road Trip In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean. Columbus traveled the world in search of India, and instead happened upon a new continent, which was considered a very big deal at the time. He may not have gotten there by road, but he had definite directions that were designed to be the means of reaching new, plentiful, unconquered land. By doing this, Columbus literally changed the face of the world from what it was once known to appear like. He did this by simply taking a different course, a different way of travel that ultimately changed his future and our history. Almost three centuries later, Paul Revere took his famous “Midnight Ride,” to let the original framers of the constitution know that the British were coming. During the Midnight Ride, Revere traveled 18 miles in one night, following a path that led from Boston to Lexington. Fast forward about 175 years, travelers were journeying much farther than 18 miles. In the middle of the gold rush of 1849, The Oregon Trail was used by thousands of people…show more content…
Frost understands the dilemma that every person making decisions faces, how every right, left, turn, stop, detour, one way, and wrong way can affect our paths to personal success. No wonder people have the expectation that traveling is the equivalent to success, they have people like Frost who set crazy expectations for the pressure of the single road that they take. What people don’t realize is that the easiest way to solve their problems is to look at a map. If I chose one singular destination, there would be literally hundred ways to get there. One hundred roads—choices—can seem very daunting and very constraining. Yet paired with those roads there are two hundred by-passes, alleyways, and scenic routes that can lead to a new, better path that is better for one individual’s path to
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