Some of the boys he tutored, one might suspect weren't, which is quite the irony...
Nor was Lord Baden prepared when confronted about his diary notes about sleeping arrangements on scouting adventures.
Be Prepared is a great motto.
Most people struggle with life because they, like Lord Baden, aren't prepared for it. Hence, they're always on the look out just in case stuff goes wrong, I would say, their intuition is right on the money.
When we don't prepare for life, we intuitively know, something, somewhere is going to come bite us. Whether it's the past catching up, of the future falling over, when we're not prepared we can't turn up.
Turning up requires a certain trust that nothing from the past is haunting us and nothing in the future is out to get us. So, how do we get that?
Some people try to turn up, by killing off their intuition. For this they need complete control. Instead of trusting God, they play God. This is right, this is wrong. Always seeking attention, rarely trusting themselves, preferring others approval than their own.
Some people try turning up by becoming clever, entertaining others. We do this in such a variety of ways that it would take a month to describe them, but, depression, broken heart, loud behaviour, affairs, moaning as a victim and faking spirituality and religious piousness are a few.
Neither of these work. That individual would be perpetually in fight or flight mode, exhausted.
To turn up means get naked. Not physically naked, mentally naked.
Mental nakedness means "empty" - it's strange that my father would call me empty headed whenever I messed up at home. I didn't realise what a complement he was paying me, although I do know that a compliment was not his intention.
Turning up means living as nature intended. The only thing between us and that beautiful space is our ego, and our ego only knows two states of play.
Run from the past in resentment
Run toward the future in the hope of escape.
Turning up, half way between those two states requires the death of the ego for a moment.
To do it, try doing something you love with intensity, gratitude and focus.