Young Ricky, a student new to the martial arts, timidly approached his karate master. “Excuse me, sir,” he began. “But will we learn to break bricks and boards?

His teacher looked at him and smiled. “When you come to class and tell me you were attacked by a building or a tree, that’s when I’ll teach you those things.”

Stop now for a moment to consider all the possible morals and applications of that sweet little story. Apply it where you most need it applied, and my work here is done for today.