I recently received an email from a fellow service member asking for intellectual ammunition to help win an argument. Jeff was embroiled in heavy debate with fellow soldiers who argued that the Classics — ancient Latin and Greek works of literature — were not worth reading because they had no bearing on the modern world. I have studied Classics since my early teens, and although I shared the frustration, it’s an argument I’ve heard before.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.