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Nervous before I enlist in the Marines

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posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 11:26 PM
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Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
I know the military is not a game. Buddhism is the one of the ways for me to cope with pressure. It works well for me.



Well whatever your reasons are you had better make sure you're willing to do the deal.
Incidentally, my son Practices Taoism




posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 11:27 PM
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There are many reasons why I want to join.

1: Service to my country
2: lack of work in my city and California
3: Become a man
4: be able to travel the world.
5: Help me around the world and my country
6: go to war if needed
7: the military will help me better myself for the future
8: a better chance for a better career after the military

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posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 11:28 PM
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reply to post by SLAYER69
 


I would have to look into Taoism. Thanks. God Bless you're family.
Thanks again!



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 11:29 PM
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How old are you, if you don't mind my asking...



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 11:31 PM
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That is great how you put your reply. I enjoyed that. Browsing on the internet and asking questions. The hardest thing I see when soldiers leave and return is that the most difficult part of life is o be able to stay human. Hopefully you understand where I'm coming from.



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 11:32 PM
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My age as I type is 21 years old. A couple months down the road I will turn 22.
I believe I can join the military till I'm 30 something.



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 11:33 PM
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Another quick question; you said you decided to join the military 2 years ago, yet you haven't yet. How come?



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 11:34 PM
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Give it a few weeks, you'll probably be drafted anyway




posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 11:37 PM
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One of the major set backs is my schooling. Which is also a blessing in some ways. I never graduating high school. When I mention I'm doing homework I mean school work in order to get my GED and diploma. Every branch I have asked says I must get both my diploma and GED. I used to be way out of shape when I was younger. I have started to eat more healthy, learn how to cook (again) and exercise I feel the greatest in my life.



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 11:45 PM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
Quick Question, just a basic one.

Why are you joining?
Be honest with your reasons.


to create this thread?



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 11:50 PM
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To show that I have a sense of humor.
Hope you all enjoy this featured video.



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 11:52 PM
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I think you are being naive, romantic rebel. The military is not what TV makes it out to be. Have you really researched what being a marine entails?
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I think you just have really no idea what it is you really want to do in life, so you follow other peoples examples. Especially if they are played out to be some big hero.
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posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 11:52 PM
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There are simpler ways to seek attention ya know.

Anywho, lemme know when you're a marine


ps: wooot love me some invader zim!



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 11:54 PM
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Yes I have. I have read books that discus training, schooling, and so forth. What I do right now is prepare for all that I will have to do in the military.



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 11:55 PM
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I already have enough attention from everyone I know. I have many friends and family who contact me daily.



posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 11:59 PM
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You did mention money was an issue. Since money is an issue, do it. Everything else you stated as your reasons are just things that romanticise war (I guess thats why you call yourself romantic) Really though, theres no point. I thought like you when I was 18, I was eager to be part of the unit on the next rotation to Afghanistan, I believed in all this "service to your country" bull#, when really like I said before, you're not doing anything for your country if you are deployed overseas.

I even contemplated transfer so I could be on the next unit. I was naive. Things you learn in there do not transfer into a career in civilian land. Unless you did a trade. I recommend you take the other persons opinion and see if you can become a medic.


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posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 12:02 AM
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Jobs are becoming more and more hard to find and even more hard to keep. School is not the problem. It's that the economy, many people in California and so forth is so much for me to compete with to get a good job. You know? The Military is one of the only options I see that I would do and I would love to serve my country. Call me whatever you want. I see myself as a person who must get up and join my future fellow recruits!



posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 12:08 AM
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Like I said, since money is the issue, do it. Better get training though, so you can focus a bit less on your physical status, and more on your skills.



posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 12:08 AM
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Originally posted by Lysergic
reply to post by Romantic_Rebel
 


What happened to being an orthodox Jew last tuesday?


Both happen: gijew.com... What a strange name for a site though.



RR, on one hand I'm really hoping this isn't "friday night talk" for attention cause this kind of rep will follow you ... on the other hand I'm praying that it is, because the thought of you armed is rather unsettling plus I wouldn't want you to be in harm's way.

But if you're serious the best thing to do is to speak in person to Marines rather than on this forum ... I'm sure they will advise you with honesty.

Cheers!


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posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 12:09 AM
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I will look more into that. I do have a lot of books that deal with medical and health of people and maybe can apply to animals.



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