During our seemingly ordinary lives we have to fight many heroic battles and overcome the many dark and powerful enemies within ourselves. If we don't these merciless little monsters will imprison us in their hellfire until there is nothing left of us. It is their drum of doom that calls us to the battlefield.
Arise, great warrior, arise! Arise, like a flame of fire That burns away the darkness.
No matter how bad the things other people do are, no matter how frightening the evil out there in the world is, those aren't the people or things to fight against. Such battles only increase the pain and suffering in the world, feeding evil and feeding the little monsters within you.
Waste not three words in a quarrel with a rascal.
Oft the better man cedes while the baddy deals blows.
Hávámal, The High One, in the Old Norse Edda
More about the dark and bad little devils within each and everyone of us can be found in Chapter 6 of The White Knight's Handbook titled The Forces of Darkness >>
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