posted on Oct, 25 2014 @ 06:07 AM
a reply to: TechniXcality
Now i do have health problems and that also plays a part in my desire, i have a pacemaker and heart problems. However i am very healthy and can
certainly manage a weapon. I feel if i may die early anyway i might as well die doing something i believe in.
Something else I would like to point out is you are contradicting yourself in a big way here bro.
You say that you are sick enough that you feel your young life is going to be cut short by this illness so you might as well die on a battlefield for
a worthwhile cause. Then you say that you are just fine when it comes to humping it out in the desert carrying a weapon all day long in the elements
with sketchy at best medical care, equipment, logistics, etc.
So which is it? Are you sick as hell or are you OK? If I were you I would really sit down and think about if you are wanting to do this for the
reasons that you are telling yourself that you are.
The ancient greeks said that the most important (and the most difficult) thing in life is to "Know Thyself." Really think about if you are being
honest with yourself.
I don't know if you have ever been deployed or not before your discharge. I'm not one to usually give unsolicited advice like I am to you now, but
here goes. You have to have something to keep you going while you're in hell. And make no mistake war is hell. For me it was getting back to my wife
and my family. I told God every day if he let me live and go home I would cherish every day that I had that I was not spent getting shot at and
watching other people get shot and blown up.
So if you decide to go fight for the "good guys" you better have something to light a fire under your ass to make you want to get back, or at least
keep going. "I'm doing the right thing" is just not enough to keep you going. Because maybe you will get there and you will see that maybe what you
thought were the "good" guys do really bad things, and vice versa. Maybe you will see that "good" and "bad" don't exist in war (or in life really) and
everything is more in shades of grey. Maybe you will get there and see that the difference you thought you were going to make only existed in your
Then again maybe your experience will be different and you will go over there and singlehandedly take out the ISIS fighters Rambo-style and the US
will have to find some more "moderates" to fund, arm and train to be their new boogeymen.
Honestly, I can't believe there are posters encouraging you saying they would do the same thing. Of course I'm willing to bet money none of them have
ever been there.
"War is sweet to those who have no experience of it, but the experienced man trembles at its approach. An unjust peace is always better that a just
edit on 25-10-2014 by Cancerwarrior because: (no reason