You reach in
and depending on how you move
how you think
how you learned
you can pull your hand out with so many things.
Maybe you got a hand full of berries. (Move on to a improved country)
maybe you cut your hands on every thorn. (Move down to another 4 years of pain.)
Maybe the berries are really poisonous. (Move down to a war with an innocent country)
maybe the thorns had a positive effect. (Move up to a somehow improved world.)
How did YOU pick your bush?