One of the great truths about the human experience, the human condition, is that the sample size of the past is one.
That's true of our own individual lives, our individual pasts. It's also true of the past nations and of communities. But the future has a sample size of infinity.
There is any possible range of futures that we ourselves can forge depending upon which decisions we make across a wide spectrum of ideas and themes. That's why it's so particularly important that the youth of nations engage in the critical debates of society because they bring the energy.