“The warrior (Ethos) is crafted in the battles and struggles and the effacement from antiquity. Often we use, even in our modern government here in the United States, the Greek ideal. ...That’s the place where modern thought was created. The word “Ethos” in our primitive cultures is there. And then it became refined through these city states in which empire and conquest as a predictor to turning sorts to plow shares and then creating societies and communities in which use natural environment, agriculture, animal husbandry; to fortify, strengthen, and create unique language, art, and thinking in these so-called city states.
That’s where the words had started. And the warrior takes his space to (as we say in the Marine core) not ask what, who or why; only to do or die. So the rest of society can pursue artisan work, art, industry, etc.
It’s very important to remember badass warriors, special operations commandos, and mixed martial art fighters without the collective. And their reason being that we are that one cog, and the spiritual economic machine called society culture. Alone, we could just be viewed as savages or zealots. But we think about it collectively. The warrior Ethos and the warrior itself is a part of a modern way of thinking that creates things like human rights. It creates things like stability. It creates a structure, and the baseline for education and the upward mobility of all citizens.
So the warrior mentality to me is steeped first in the concrete blood-soaked battlefields of life, death, and sacrifice, but the reasons for the higher law.