“I figure the universe is basically like a machine. I don’t know who made it but it chugs along the way its suppose to most of the time. Sure little pieces break and stuff goes haywire once in a while, but, mostly things happen for a reason.”
Can we just talk about when Percy was on Circe's island in sea of monsters she lead him into having a poor body image. Imagine how scaring it would be like the constant whisper in your ear that you will never be good enough. People look at him turning into a guinea pig as a joke, but see it as mentally traumatizing. You feel?