Sigh...kids...you compare us to kids...
You want us to tell you that it's ok and that all is ok in the world and if you really really want this you will make it...like it will all magically change just for you.
You are not special. You are not the exception. Why should I even consider taking a chance on you when there are much more motivated and qualified individuals who actually listen and are not infected with a disease that can seriously compromise their performance and the morale of my unit?
You're not hearing what we are saying. This is a pipedream. It's not going to happen. I'm not going to sit here and stroke your ego and build your self esteem like a child. I am a soldier. If you have a problem with me or others who have clearly stated to you these harsh truths then you have no business in the military anyways. Guys like me, 42RM, 03USMC, AFSteliga, etc are who you will have to deal with in the military. We don't mince words. We don't sugar coat truths. We talk straight and call it like we see it.
We are in the business of killing and being killed. Everything we do effects the lives of the soldiers we serve with and the civilians we are sworn to protect. I'm not going to sit here and hold your hand, and pat you on the head, telling you all will be well and everything will be okay. This is the real world and we play by big boy rules. Do not pretend to have the faintest clue as to the trepidations of combat. You don't! It's easy to think you would love this or that but the fact is you don't really know until the moment of truth when the **** hits the fan. So quit with the romantic notions of what you think you know.
When I was an instructor I saw guys with your attitude all the time. All piss and vinegar. All so sure they were the ones to break the mold, to conquer the world all by themselves. And they were the ones who ended up alienating themselves from their fellow soldiers or ended up realizing very quickly they were not as good as they thought.
You, my friend, are acting as a child. You ask the advice and counsel of seasoned, combat hardened, soldiers and when we don't give you the rainbows and unicorns answer you want then you accuse us of being big mean childish meanie heads. You have a lot to learn about how the world works...good luck.
Last edited by brinktk; May 24th, 2012 at 03:24..