I got my graduate degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University. It was close to Lake Michigan - a lot of people were into sailing. In a governance theory class, I had a prof who said:
"Governance in an ever developing democracy is like navigation. Where you are now is the product of the your actual collective choices of the past, not your expectations. Where you are going is the product of your actual collective choices in the present, not your expectations."
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/4 @ 21 mm, 1/2500, ISO 100, No Flash
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