Sometimes it takes a meeting in one's life to improve a person. In
Herman Wouk's The Caine Mutiny, it had taken the navy to improve the life of
Before Willie joined the navy he was living the simple life. His
mother originated from a wealthy relatives so Willie acquired no challenges financially.
He hardly ever really took anything significantly. He didn't possibly take Princeton
seriously. "But his real profession at Princeton had contains playing the
piano and inventing bright little songs for celebrations and shows." Willie
just took everything he previously for granted. When he graduated from Princeton
he probably could have gotten a fairly good task or gone to earn his
master's degree. Instead, he elected to become piano player in a
cocktail lounge. "He had not been paid much. The cost was, actually, the
smallest permitted by the musicians union for a piano person. Willie
didn't really care, as long as fifty-dollar charges flowed from his mom."
That was his life prior to the navy. In the navy, all that changed.