49% done with War and Peace

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In Full Metal Jacket one of the characters says of Animal Mother that he’ll be ok after the war s long as there was someone to always be throwing grenades at him. This sums up the kind of person who thrives in war but struggles everywhere else. And it’s a shame to be good at war, to be good at killing; what sort of “God given talent” is the talent for war?

Nicholas is good in war and struggles in life.