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    Default "Life is trouble. Only death is not" (Nikos Kazantzakis)

    Kazantzakis wrote:

    "Life is trouble. Only death is not. To be alive is to undo your belt and *look* for trouble.”

    My question is about the cultural meaning of "undo your belt".

    Tradtionally, do Greek men take OFF their belts before they fight, or look for a fight ?? If so, do they do this because your belt can give a place to your opponent where he can grab and hold on to you so you cannot spin away?

    Or is there a specifically sexual meaning here - you "undo" your belt because you are specifcally looking for "trouble" with a woman?

    What is the meaning "undo your belt" within the context of Greek culture?
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