I’ve become a lantern bearer, lighting the path this country will take.
I know what the world is like. Nobody does anything unless there’s something in it for themselves. But there are some people who do more than they have to for what they get in return, and those people are kind right to the heart.
But look around at this world, how perfectly it’s made. Flowers can’t move, yet the insects come to them and spread their pollen. Trees can’t move either, but birds and animals eat their fruit and carry their seeds far and wide.
To eat or be eaten, to escape or be takena matter of utmost importance to the one concerned, yet it happens all the time and we don’t even notice.
Don’t fret, boy. I’m not so foolish as to ridicule the myths and legends of other people. For countless generations, people, no matter where they’re from, have been trying to understand this world of ours.