Growing up Naked
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. [Carl G. Jung]
Good-natured humour isn't merely due to a bundle of traits inside a character, it may be the outcome of an art assiduously practiced. [Cf. David Seabury]
Some tales are forerunners of combat and martial training.
It is not sordid in itself that able men are trained and drilled or have to take orders in so doing. The success of combats depends on success in martial arts, which in turn should reduce the chances of taking orders from enemies - even friends.
All things do not have to get sordid for those who go with the flow and accept decent military training.
Not only bold people win strides.
Stop thinking of life as only an adventure; think better. [TK]