前天的 post 道路 里我描述了每个人都可以选择的两条路。
作家 Hunter S. Thompson 在他22岁时写给友人的信 里这样比喻我们的两种选择：
And indeed, that IS the question: whether to float with the tide, or to swim for a goal. It is a choice we must all make consciously or unconsciously at one time in our lives. So few people understand this! Think of any decision you’ve ever made which had a bearing on your future: I may be wrong, but I don’t see how it could have been anything but a choice however indirect— between the two things I’ve mentioned: the floating or the swimming.
走别人给的路 - 漂流；走自己选的路 - 游泳。
接着 Hunter 又提到了，选择道路的一个标准：
As I see it then, the formula runs something like this: a man must choose a path which will let his ABILITIES function at maximum efficiency toward the gratification of his DESIRES.
So if you now number yourself among the disenchanted, then you have no choice but to accept things as they are, or to seriously seek something else.
But then again, if that’s what you wind up doing, by all means convince yourself that you HAD to do it. You’ll have lots of company.