This was a conversation I had with my eight year old son this evening:
“Dad, would you rather have a gun or a sword?”
“Because you don’t have to get as close to your enemy with a gun as you do with a sword.”
“Yeah, but you can throw a sword.”
“Yeah, but you can shoot a bullet farther than you can throw a sword.”
“Okay. You can have the gun and I’ll take the sword, because I’m more talented with the sword”
…he said confidently, undaunted by the fact that he’s never actually held a real sword in his life.