Very often in life, you find yourself at a crossroads. The most common example taken is that of Alice in Wonderland, a children's classic written by Lewis Carroll. Alice comes to a crossroads during her travel and she finds a cat sitting there. She asks the cat, “Which road do I take?” You know what the response is? The cat says, “Where do you want to go?” When you make a career choice, you may want to take up engineering, you want to get into medicine or you want to take up a job. You must know what you want to do.
Have you found yourself at a crossroads?
There are many instances wherein a point at which a crucial decision must be made which will have extensive consequences. Here, he is giving the example of the story "Alice in Wonderland" which was an art of established work written by Lewis Carroll. In that story, the main character "Alice" comes to a point wherein she has decide to which way to go, and she finds a cat sitting there. She will ask the cat which road she should take? And the cat says, where do you want to go? So, it means that you should always choose the path according to the goal or the place you want to go. Whether its engineering or medicine, whichever you want to take, you must be clear with your thoughts.
The author asks, have you found yourself at a crossroads? It can be in whatever decision you have to make, including a career decision.
Meanings of difficult words:
Crossroads A point at which a crucial decision must be made which will have far-reaching consequences.
Classic A work of art of recognized and established value.
ChoiceAn act of choosing between two or more possibilities.
WonderlandA land or place full of wonderful things.
Often Frequently.
State Council of Educational Research and Training (2018). Term-1 English Standard-9. Goal Setting - Kris Srikkanth (pp. 127-130). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation.