Regardless where you want to go, your first step is reading. We don't read enough in our current society. We forget the past, and we pay the price in the present and future. You don't have to worry about whether you read books in print, or on the Internet. Read. Teach your children to read. Talk about what you are reading. Avoid people who don't read. Ignore their ideas. Read, and create your own ideas. Reading is fundamental. Just do it.