As in the Army
To be a good student, learn to listen to messages as in the Army. You are not to half-guess the instructions, but repeat them. if you want to refine them, due to some inspiration, beware. Especially in dangerous times, when soldiers may be "wanted and welcome", and some aspects of life seem romantic.
At least officially the Army helps in improving life when the Army delivers. Basically, the Army delivers shots and acting fiendishly - such things. Basic training is for that - too.
Learning is an active process. [Dale Carnegie]
Whatever good things we build, end up building us, hopefully. [With Jim Rohn]