Thetis [to Achilles]: If you stay in Larissa, you will find peace. You will find a wonderful woman, and you will have sons and daughters, who will have children. And they'll all love you and remember your name. But when your children are dead, and their children after them, your name will be lost. If you go to Troy, glory will be yours. They will write stories about your victories for thousands of years and the world will honor your name. But if you go to Troy, you will never come back, for your glory walks hand-in-hand with your doom.
My post-adolescent life has been a drift from being someone who would choose to go to Troy to being a person who would choose to stay in Larissa, if i were Achilles.