To Peter Carr, 1785 A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
Ive seen people recover physical abilities, yet never get over emotional trauma after a serious accident. Ive seen other people overcome the psychological and emotional trauma of a serious illness even though they may never fully regain their physical capabilities. Which is the greater healing Which is the better recovery If I had the option of choosing between a mediocre life with eyesight or the life I have today, even though I am blind, Id stay blind and keep the life I have.