We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Speaking of reading more into it, I have been reading the "The Screwtape Letters" the last few nights. Here is demon Screwtape discussing the human desire for change with his nephew Wormwood.
"Gratitude looks toward the past and love to the present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead."
"The horror of the Same Old Thing is one of the most valuable passions we have produced in the human heart – an endless source of heresies in religion, folly in counsel, infidelity in marriage, and inconstancy in friendship. The humans live in time, and experience reality successively. To experience much of it, therefore, they must experience many different things; in other words, they must experience change."
"Finally, the desire for novelty is indispensable if we are to produce Fashions or Vogues. The use of Fashions in thought is to distract the attention of men from their real dangers. We direct the fashionable outcry of each generation against those vices of which it is least in danger and try to fix it s approval to that vice we are trying to make endemic. The game is to have them all running about with fire extinguishers whenever there is a flood... But the greatest triumph of all is to elevate this horror of The Same Old Thing into a philosophy so that nonsense in the intellect may reinforce corruption in the will. Once they knew that some changes were for the better, and others for the worse, and others again indifferent. We have largely removed this knowledge. For the descriptive adjective 'unchanged' we have substituted the emotional adjective 'stagnant.' We have trained them to think of the Future as a promised land which favoured Heroes attain - not as something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes and hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
Your affectionate uncle, Screwtape"