I can tell you this: If I'm ever in a position to call the shots I'm not going to rush to send somebody else's kids into a war.
When I work alone it can be like dabbling with a canvas. Maybe you paint over bits and it starts to form its own life and lead you off in a direction. It becomes an intuitive subconscious process.
I also learned to be more confident to trust my instincts more.
But the wicked passions of men's hearts alone seem strong enough to leave...