All of the men on my mother's side of the family have been through either a police academy or enlisted into the military. My grandfather served
bravely in the 11th Airborne in the Philippeans (WW2). My cousin was killed in during an air force training accident in 2000.
Therefore my only military experiences, were those at family gatherings such as Thanks Giving.
There is something to be said about the "sin" Pride, and the lure of it when considering joining the military. That is what Call of Duty and Holly
Wood war movies promote.
Like you, I considered joining at around 16. I can tell you, speaking for myself, that I believe the best choice I ever made was to not enlist.
But I can't speak for everyone. There are many positive qualities about enlisting. You are basically joining a small military city - depending on how
you test you may not even need to risk your life or sweat it out the Middle-East.
I support the troops, but I am mortally against the invasion of other countries. Freedom is not what our soldiers are protecting anymore, it is about
the One Percent claiming their believed divine power.
So I don't know. It may be right for you, but I suggest that you do a lot of research before you make any quick decisions, as it is something you will
not be permitted to back out of, including the memories. By joining, you will be their property. If you are the type of human who does not like to
think for yourself (question authority) then the military may be perfect for you.
War is the ugliest blight on Earth, all people involved in War are victims, including the soldiers.
And remember, Call of Duty is fun, but it is also a very successful propaganda tool.
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