The picture shall tell the description of the Question but here is the story.
(refer don's post for the pic)
After traveling a long way, you had reach a final junction towards your success. On this junction there are two roads to be chosen. The first road offers you an easy path but at longer journey, very very long one compared to the other one. The second is extremely shorter but also very very difficult as people said "most of them traveled this road never returned".
-Which road will you take? (no one can take both road at a same time)
-Why do you not choose the other road?
-What is the example in your life showing that you actually did choose the road you stated?
so here goes my ans.
i wish i were given with more information. such as the equipments i do have etc.etc. afaik, people climb the mountain the longer and easier way. not the steep-loose ground-slippery-danger route. we choose to get over a few hills instead of recce new track across the untouched mid-range rainforest. of course it would be great if we suffer the hard way, its more memorable and people will recognised it more, too. we have to know our limitation, and how does it affect others.
ok. i can be that straight forward all over my post but perhaps don didn't expect things like this.
but anyway~ i still choose the longer one. looking at the picture attached (in don's post, as it is the only information i do have). i wont say that it is easy. long journey is a challenged with itself. never to be so sad or too good about things had had happened to us, we should enjoy own kind of bad time and good time. if we think that we are lucky to have a so-called easy journey, think of people who just born there. or anything better.
i'm trying to be rational here, so the other road is just a way too ridiculous. the near peak is just sometimes a false hope. there's shortcut here and there but full with threats. unless i'm trained so, i wont take such risk. don't be fooled, mates. biar lambat asal selamat~ eceyh~
but to be frank, i always found myself learn things in hard way. the real-life experience has been mentioned above. but for the sake of a more general application, i dont have smooth living path. i failed when i choose to. i get up when i need to. i do nothing if i feel like. i'm small in many ways. i wish i can take the harder path just to get to my goal fast. but look at me, easy things for many people are still beyond my reach. far away and maybe moving further. i'm still here in the long easy road, not much things done. and i fight with the time now. i lost once. it's not that far just that its beyond my reach. i'm in the middle of the road and wait for the hands to bring me there. the hands that might have giving up in me by now. ever think of the coolness of a soap operas ( or kdos-jdos, i know u guys love them) trust me, it's not that sweet if u're living one.
poke me. i'm no hardcore.
and thanks don. you just trigger things i wont forget and missing it even more. and here i am, doing nothing. oh Allah please help me.