The best way to predict the future is to create it.
As a little boy, Claire and I often rode with our parents to Baton Rouge. At ages 5 and 7 our patience was limited and we’d begin the interrogation of Momma and Daddy with the refrain “Are we there yet?” When we were within half an hour of the city, Momma would encourage us to watch for the State Capitol Building. When it was in sight she’d explain, “We aren’t there yet, but you can see it from here!”
The quote that follows and the accompanying attribution were provided to me many years ago by a friend. I've never researched its accuracy because it is merely one person's opinion that I believe is "on spot."
If its properly quoted, I believe we should ponder the wisdom of Mr. Tytler. If Mr. Tytler is not the source or if the content is not as originally presented - the wisdom (in my opinion) is still profound.