Fairbanks said while people continue to move forward, he has discovered on his journey one ideal has not changed.
“We have a frontier mentality as Americans. It’s the land of opportunity,” he said.
But the way citizens are striving to achieve that dream has changed.
Another trend Fairbanks has noticed is the domination of pop culture, from economics to symbols, such as the flag.
“Everyone displays it, but not everyone knows the proper etiquette on how to display it,” he noticed. “It’s amazing the extent pop culture has come to dominate America.”