The odd thing about beginnings is that they are usually the ending of something else. So who knows where this tale truly begins? But for the sake of reference, we will refer to The Beginning as the beginning. And so it begins.
The first man to begin at said beginning was known as The First, strange as that may sound. Of course that is just a name, seeing as the beginning was arbitrarily picked so The First may not have really been the first. But that is neither here nor there. And certainly not now or then.
The extremely odd thing about this tale, is nobody is really clear on what The First was supposed to be the first AT. But there is no doubt that he was known as The First, and he was the first to do whatever it was he did at the beginning we chose to be The Beginning.
Now The First made such an impression doing whatever it is he did, that a whole series of people decided to follow his lead and do the same thing. Unfortunate, those who decided to be second, third , fourth … all the way up to the umpteenth were so involved with following The First that no one bothered documenting what everyone was actually doing, so we still don’t know what The Beginning was the beginning of. To recap, The First was the first to begin at The Beginning, though he may not actually have been the first and The Beginning may not have actually been the beginning. And many followed.
Now that we are caught up, we are clearly nearing an end, though it might not be The End. But since we are not actually clear what was being done at The Beginning, it is difficult to know when the story ends. So to be on the safe side, we will call The End the end.