The Fire Ants
Ki looks to the book of learning for some helpful words of support.
"THE WAY OF THE STOIX
When times are hard the Grandmaster Sage imagines how things could be worse.
The Grandmaster Sage is then very grateful that things are not THAT bad!"
Your companions tell you about the time they raced barefoot with Daa on a pebble beach. They had wobbled slowly on painful stones and they had all laughed when Daa tried, unsuccessfully, to hop on his wooden leg!
It makes you feel glad to have comfortable boots on your feet and underpants to protect your bottom.
Eventually, the fire ants grow bored and jump back down onto the path and you forget the soreness of your feet as Ly begins singing a cheerful song.