I can move on to chapter two!!
I realized that Iruka's pretty astounding. He's obviously a chunin, which means he made it through Ibiki's version of the test and the Forest of Death, led multiple missions, ran through the Leaf's forest while heavily bleading after having his back, leg, shoulders, and arms wounded in order to trick Mizuki despite that it might lead to his death so his student Naruto could escape.
Iruka, if you hadn't been hard on Naruto and befriended him, he would've ended up like Gaara. If he'd ended up like Gaara, when he and Gaara met up, he wouldn't have done anything about it, Naruto might've even joined him.
If he joined Gaara in destroying the village, Naruto wouldn't be SAVING the village right now. Iruka, you helped save your village.
I'd love you to see my drawing of a lonely Naruto: <img src="[link]