Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Michael Pelias has taken a motivated, blindly patriotic, run and gunning Marine (myself) and turned her into a humble, free thinking, peace loving, knowledge hungry young woman. I am prouder of myself now for excelling in academia than I was hitting head shots down range on cardboard targets 500 yards away (and I was very proud of those). I now realize how much more there is to life than patriotism and love of country. I now know that we veterans don't automatically deserve respect, they need to earn it. I earned respect from Mr. Pelias, and he undoubtedly earned mine with his relentless push to see his students succeed and better themselves. He is by far the most interesting man I have ever met and anyone who takes his class will not regret it.
I learned that there is more to me than my accomplishments. There's more than a uniform or a medal. I learned to think for myself and not to adhere to every rule just because it is a rule. Rules are meant to adapt with the ever-changing time. Humans are meant to adapt and overcome. We learned about Aristotle, Socrates, Antigone, Oepidus, and other ancient Greeks and characters. There is a wealth of knowledge to be obtained in his class.
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LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN. He is a brilliant man who is wiling to answer what he can answer or dig deeper and search for whatever it is you are looking for. He is one of a kind and I have never witnessed someone so thirsty for knowledge in EVERYTHING. He will surprise you and he will frustrate you and he will most certainly make you question everything you think you know. He's a blessing (if you believe in that sort of thing)