“In the city there are many clerks, administrators, organisers. Without them Drenan would cease to run. They are valued men. But place them in these mountains and they would starve to death while surrounded by game and edible roots. You understand? The degree of a man’s skill is relative to his surroundings, or the challenges he faces.” (Gemmell, 1992, p.48)
Just because you believe you are good at one thing does not automatically make you so with another.
Gemmell, D. (1992) Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf. London: Orbit.