Mike Lorrey wrote (amongst other things):
>People are like iron. Tempered in the furnace and hammered on the anvil of
>life's experience, one either becomes like steel or shatters. Today's society
>only seems to care about turning out 'pig iron' for people, wishing to
>protect us from rather than prepare us for the tempering process which so
>many try to deny exists.
Yep, ya gotta be tough as old boots, kill or be killed, jump up or ya
be knocked down, survival of the fittest, stand up straight, shoulders back,
head up, listen to me when I'm talking to you soldier!
Actually, If you're going to be hammered on an anvil, wouldn't iron
a bad choice of material? Kevlar? Water? Maybe old boot leather.