And...I've still got nothing for the thread. I remember hoping to find a fictional mirror like this when I read books as a kid, though. Always was disappointed.
Thank you. Perhaps you may see a semblance of yourself in a conglomeration of characters.
A student said to his master: "You teach me fighting, but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?" The master replied: "It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war." - unknown/Chinese