This question is a bit odd, because Christopher Colombus, an explorer sailing for Spain, discovered the West Indies, and by extension the New World, in 1492. To suggest that he arrived with three small boats and immediately took control of the region is a bit silly, although Spain did quickly establish a significant presence in the area.
No, I will not be a settler and go out west because there is no opportunity there for changing social status. There is very less job opportunities in the west so I prefer to stay in the old place and find a job to better by social status. There are more opportunities in the old place due to higher mobility as compared to the west. So that's why I choose to stay at the old place instead to be settler and go to west.