The pioneers journey into the unknown wild west had a starting point on the eastern shores of the Mississippi River. Had they not made the first wheel turn their wagons and oxen would still be bedded down on that eastern river bank. Their journey was filled with challenges. Their route not blazed. They only had each other: backed by their determination, confidence and faith in providence.
Human nature does not change. What we perceive as normal changes. We then adjust to our evolving society but our basic characteristics remain. We search for a better way: we search for solutions to the very same problems we caused. Over time we have created a beast that consistently grows and requires more of our labor. We call it government. The task of bringing this creation of our own making is upon us. This journey is upon us.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton