Face it, we have all run away from something at some point in our lives. Some things seem easier to avoid than to confront.
Given the choice of fleeing or staying, human nature says we will usually choose the easier option.
Running from a particular situation or an unfulfilling life in general in the hope there is something better ahead is seldom realized. After all, we take ourselves with us everywhere we go.
The dynamics that caused our unrest at the scene of the original discontent are likely to be applied at the next stop. Each of us is a walking, talking Petri dish that—unless we radically change our behaviors—will use our attitudes, prejudices, preferences, expectations, and limitations to brew more of the same stew.
As someone said, “Insanity is doing the same over and over again and expecting different results.”
In the case of flight instructor Jeff Burke and his student, Pete Sunderland, in the novel, Sky Warriors, each was living a life bogged down in unrelenting sameness. Although from very different backgrounds, their discontent was equally intolerable and each was convinced there was nothing to be done about it.
When Pete suggests they take a cross-country trip so he can learn to fly under a multitude of weather and airport conditions they take the first step toward doing something different to achieve a different result.
Along the way they happen upon Native Americans whose level of hopelessness was similar—although far more intense—to their own.
By applying their own experiences Jeff and Pete hope to improve the lives of the Indians and, by doing so, bring fulfillment to their own.
Sky Warriors is available in paperback on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Sky-Warriors-Steve-Liddick/dp/0999157558/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1511542117&sr=8-4&keywords=steve+liddick