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The word frontier means many things to each of us - historically in the States, it was the land between the Mississippi and the Rockies.

There is the Final Frontier of Captains Kirk and Picard.

But there is another frontier that is so very much bigger - that is the frontier of finding not only who we are, but who we can be.

May I suggest:

"Where then is the frontier between what I am and what I can become? Who knows whether tomorrow my reactions to some new event will not reveal an aspect of my person more important than any I have so far discovered? Is not what I shall be capable of tomorrow contained in what I am today?"
Paul Tournier, The Meaning of Persons, 1957
translated by Edwin Hudson

As it is true of us, it is also true of nations. We have only just begun to find out who we are and who we can be. We must choose wisely.

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