To always remember this:
"It is not necessary to have been a tiger from the first and by nature in order to display tigerish qualities. Social conditions exist by which lambs are converted into tigers."
Thank you for that inspiring sentiment; for personal reasons I'll refrain from inflicting upon you, it was just the thing I needed to hear.
"If ye find that the bullock can toss you,
Or the heavy-browed sambhur can gore,
Ye need not stop work to inform us;
We knew it ten seasons before."
(The above quote from Kipling's "Law of the Jungle" is no doubt something *you* knew ten seasons before; it just struck me as apropos.)