It seems that the folks in Washington are doing something to help people out, yet New York (one of the most expensive places to live) won’t budge on their minimum wage - whats that all about?
The future lies that way to me, and the earth seems more unexhausted and richer on that side. Eastward I go only by force; but westward I go free…. I believe that the forest, which I see in the western horizon stretches uninterruptedly toward the setting sun, and there are no towns nor cities in it of enough consequence to disturb me. Let me live where I will, on this side is the city, on that the wilderness, and ever I am leaving the city more and more, and withdrawing into the wilderness. I should not lay so much stress on this fact, if I did not believe that something like this is the prevailing tendency of my countrymen. I must walk toward Oregon and not toward Europe. And that way the nation is moving, and I may say that mankind progress from east to west.
We go eastward to realize history, and study the works of art and literature, retracing the steps of the race, — we go westward as into the future, with a spirit of enterprise and adventure.
Henry David Thoreau - “Walking”
Thoreau perfectly juxtaposes east and west - This is truly perfect!