No man is brave that has never walked

No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet introspection.
— Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear

Scientists used to do an experiment whereby a

Scientists used to do an experiment whereby a dog?s repeated reward for performing a task was unaccountably replaced by punishment. The dog, knowing it would be penalized for doing well or doing badly, would become melancholic and inactive. This and other unforeseeable results were funded by taxing up to sixty percent of people?s earnings. People became strangely melancholic and inactive

— Steve Aylett