While in Japan, I was re-reading J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Two Towers and found this really great quotation I wanted to share. This was when Frodo and Sam first encountered Faramir’s troops ambushing the Men of Harad:
It was Sam’s first view of a battle of Men against Men, and he did not like it much. He was glad that he could not see the dead face. He wondered what the man’s name was and where he came from; and if he was really evil of heart, or what lies or threats had led him on the long march from his home; and if he would not really rather have stayed there in peace—all in a flash of thought which was quickly driven from his mind.
Anyhow, something to think about.