"Students like to say that they stage no confrontations because people avoid confrontations in modern life. “Modern life is so lonely,” they say. This is laziness. It’s the writer’s job to stage confrontations, so the characters will say surprising and revealing things, and educate and entertain us all. If a writer can’t or won’t do that, he should withdraw from the trade."
- Kurt Vonnegut
One of my Facebook friends posted this quote recently. I like it, and that will have to be my complete excuse for including it here.