Explorer or settler

Would you rather be an explorer or a settler?  You can’t be both at once: The explorer goes where the settlers aren’t.

Settlers go where the resources are—things to eat, room to build and grow, secure enough to dig in and set about raising the next generation.  Settling is often backbreaking or boring work,  with calamities large and small—but with luck you survive, and you’re never alone, and year by year, you get to wipe your brow and watch as things get better for you and yours. Continue reading “Explorer or settler”