I Should Be a Knight

Most certainly, I personally should exist as a scholar. Being a scholar is not reading books and writing poems. It is nothing but devoting myself to my work and giving something to the world. Furthermore, most certainly I should be a knight (bushi). Being a knight is not being violent. It is nothing but serving my prince without holding my own life dear.
The Fourth Year of Kouka. “A Record of Unselfishness”