Whenever the inhabitants of their cities would venture into the Spirit Wilds, the creatures would bestow the people with the ability to bend the element the turtle was affiliated with; the power was to be returned upon their reentry to the city.
Perhaps this has to do with their upbringing, where it’s very normal for boys and girls to play and intermingle together.The history of this world can be roughly divided into two parts, the time before the Avatar and the time of the Avatar. Prior to the Avatar's creation, lion turtles served as the protectors of mankind, allowing the humans to erect cities atop their shells. The current Ri Wu era, for example, uses the air radical (气).
Zhuo Guang(焯光 "Brilliant light") The first character in these two-character words has a radical (one of the 214 ideographic elements in Chinese writing used in combination with phonetics to form thousands of different characters) that represents one of the four elements, and rotates in the order air, water, earth, and fire.
They grow up developing friendships with the opposite sex and in turn, develop more empathy and understanding of the opposite sex.