"I'm not saying you are not correct in that they weren't meant for us, my brave Tekai, but I disagree, whatever we find is ours for the taking. To turn your back on opportunity is to defy the natural order in which we are all submerged. Doesn't a bear eat the honey out of a beehive, even if it wasn't intended for him? Even if he starves and destroys the hive? Chance has given us these objects, and as a mischievous mistress as chance is, I prefer to dance with her." Sheng makes a rebuttal. Words and ideas anre flowing more clearly to his mind now that he has the chance to interact with people. It amazes him how loneliness hardens one's mind and tongue.