We may wonder why people back then could handle all this risk and pain. The reason they could was that they were
used to it. If a farmer broke his leg severely, he would die or be disabled. They would then starve to death or
lose their land. If a women had uncontrolable sepsis after childbirth, she would die. If young children got sick,
more often than not, they would die.
People also were used to labor. Before our time, most people had to work very hard with little expection of reward.
To the labourers, the military was not as bad as we thought it was.
From these hardships dealt with in life. All this horrid and disguisting stuff was common even in the ordinary
life. So to them it was not as bad as we think.