Active duty refers to a full-time occupation as part of a military force, as opposed to reserve duty. In Great Britian and the Commonwealth the equivilent term is active service.
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“Play is a major avenue for learning to manage anxiety. It gives the child a safe space where she can experiment at will, suspending the rules and constraints of physical and social reality. In play, the child becomes master rather than subject.... Play allows the child to transcend passivity and to become the active doer of what happens around her.”
—Alicia F. Lieberman (20th century)
“The first duty of a conscientious person is to have his or her conscience absolutely under his or her own control.”
—Samuel Butler (18351902)