|Athena, goddess of wisdom and courage.|
I know there were given the choice of staying on the well trod path of economic misery they have traveled for a half dozen years. It would be wretched but have the comfort of being familiar.
Or they could choose to travel into the unknown. It may be a path into the abyss or it may be the path that leads them out of the gloom that has surrounded them for so long.
They chose the unknown. They chose to forge their own path with all the thorns and thistles inherent in that. They chose the path that requires courage not resignation, that requires boldness not timidity.
I suspect that Athena would be proud.