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It is known as path at tracks that are built to allow the displacement of men and vehicles. Starting from this meaning, the term can refer to something physical and real (as it is a route where cars circulate or a path to walk on foot that leads to a certain place), or to an abstract course of a spiritual nature (“I want to find my own way and be happy”).

A path, therefore, is also a concept that exposes a certain moral behavior (“You must follow a straight and honest path” ), an orientation that must be respected to achieve a objective or arrive somewhere (“Follow that path and you will find it” ) and a means, medium to get something ("It's the best way to get promoted" ).

On the other hand, it is known as the path to travel that follow or followed certain people or cultures. In this context, to cite an example, the so-called Santiago's road identify an itinerary that allows thousands of pilgrims and tourists to go to Santiago de Compostela , a city they visit in order to venerate the remains of the apostle Santiago the Elder .

The system of roads that the Incas built is known as Inca roads . These are trails that converge in the Peruvian city of Cusco and that were used to join her with Bolivia , Chile and Argentina .

The notion of path is also important in literature and culture. "The way" it's a spanish novel Miguel Delibes published in 1950 , “Road of servitude” it's an essay of Friedrich Hayek edited in 1944 , "Path" it is a book of spirituality created by Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer (the founder of Opus Dei ) and "In the path" it's an American novel Jack kerouac , which was published in 1951 .

The good path, right and left

Despite the linguistic differences, in many countries the concept of good way, the right one, that all human beings who claim to be decent and honest should follow. The questions that arise immediately are how to know if we are traveling, what are its characteristics and if there really is only one version of it.

Religious references are practically unavoidable in this case, since people tend to congregate around institutions that promote the worship of divine beings and that usually present a model of life necessary for the approach to its principles and beliefs. For example, the good path is usually antonym of homosexuality and divorce, and synonymous with a lifestyle of a catalog, which consists of marry and reproduce indefinitely.

Taking this last example, we can say that the good way, for certain parts of society, is to force oneself to love someone of the opposite sex and have children with that person, not worrying about the consequences that this brings to children. born from our union as to the planet. The economic crisis, overpopulation, pollution, child vandalism, shouldn't matter if we want to be good people.

The currents of thought, it seems, are usually represented graphically with locations within a large route, with directions and inclinations; The right and the left are a clear example. While they can be understood as different views, they raise incompatible life models, these tags usually denote much contempt when used by a member of one group to talk about the other.

The general perception dictates that the right is conservative and traditionalist, while the left is synonymous with revolution, radical proposals. Given the opposite nature of these words, these groups are not expected to come to an understanding.

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