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Why do people seem to be so proud that they joined the military ?

i dont have a thing against it and i shouldn't because i have family in the service if you are currently in the military i want to say thank you for your service and also im not cut out for for the service and i despise when people try to show it down my throat and are so annoying with there " well don't you love this here country boy ? big old boy like you be all taking them there iracies down!!!!!! " that was my southern accent impersonation because i live in the south where this attitude is everywhere i will however say until the day the government drags me
there or we get invaded and stuff starts going down im not going to a dang combat zone and be thrown in the back woods where i can get gunned down by mg's and sniper's again no disrespect .

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Because they are fighting for our country they have a right to be proud

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so true
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THANK YOU!!! They do for us what we can't or won't do. GOD bless them, everyone!!
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It is a proud and brave thing to do. They are literally protecting us and a lot of other countries. It is extremely honorable, and people can be proud of the fact that they helped their country, and saved many lives. That is kind of a rude thing to say, though; despite your trying apologetic speech.

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great answer
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Thanks :)
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wow!!!

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That was my first thought too
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Maybe it depends on where you're from. I'm from a military family and area and the people here are very modest about being in the military. I tried to give a soldier a discount once, and he was all embarrassed and didn't want to benefit from his uniform. So, it differs....

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Well, service in the military seems badass, that's one. Secondly, life as military is incredibly stressful, grueling and that's what gains people's admiration.

Third, joining the military is considered "honorable", because you're technically handing over your life to the government, and it's up to the government to decide where he chucks it.

It's an honorable and respectable job. I know, it's hell in warfare. It's hell, and that's why it's considered honorable to join them military.

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Because it's something only about ONE PERCENT of the population does, while the rest of us enjoy our freedom without paying any price for it.

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Well said
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Thanks :-)
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You nailed it tony!!
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You need to experience it to really know why. Some of the best remembrances of my life were my military service.

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I salute you soldier, thank you for your service and bravery
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I return the salute, thank you.
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John Thank you soldier from the bottom of my heart!!! GOD Bless you and yours for many many years!!!!!!!!!!
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because they save people
sometimes

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they all go in for the same reason or thought..They are like me..looking for a few good men
well the women are..

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Are you mad at me or something...?
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never hawk y u say that sweetie
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Because i have been asking you questions and you don't answer them = (
It kind of hurts
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ahh im sorry ive been on fb to..my son posted a picture of my grandbaby you know ultrasound. and i have been talking to my crazy sister and just been answereing posts of that sorry sweetie..
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Its ok = (
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ahh...hawk..dont be sad i wont do that again promise promise...you need to get you a fb
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So I'm just going to wish you a happy new year now because your probably going to be to busy to talk to me later so happy new year may all your dreams come true = }
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nah ill be here tomorrow..no plans..my bf..dont like going out..so we chill at home..him down stairs and im upstairs..but i will get with you tomorrow..get you a fb.GoodNight sweetie
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Good night sweet dreams =
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I need to ask you something tomorrow
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They can shove it down whom ever's throat they want.
They go in, and risk their lives, so that you can keep asking why they do it.

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they feel important and feel that everyone should respect them

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I agree
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Because they are hero's and they should be proud, it is an honor and privilege to serve this country, heck I'm proud of all our men and woman in the service, they deserve the utmost respect, I make it a point to shake the hand of every solder, and veteran I meet, and thank them for their service and sacrifice

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Responsibility! A parents love for there child will cause them to do anything to nurture and provide for them, they will take any degrading job and work three of them if needed so that they may grow to become happy, strong and virtuous adults. If they are successful, they can look back with pride that their dedication had not been in vain, and that the blood, sweat and tears they shed were well spent. Now replace the parent with the soldier and the child with our nation and I'll ask you, was it in vain or will you make me proud?

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because they represent our beutifull country the USA of AMERICA under GOD

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Amen, God bless our troops, and God bless America
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I see no earthly reason why the United States should play "world cops!" we are the only country on earth that has military bases all over this same earth! I too come from a family that had many members in the military. they all volunteered and believed they were doing the right thing. I love them and respect them in doing what the believe was right. I refused to even sign up for the draft and I am proud of that! I have no patience for people who do not stand up for what they believe. I also knew I could go to prison for my refusal. many good people have spent many years behind bars because of their beliefs! each man (or woman), at some point in their lives, should assume total responsibility for their actions or in actions. when a person goes against the tide of public opinion, he soon finds out who his friends are. who loves him. such was I! and to this day, I am very proud I said "hell no, I won't go"...

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I believe the thing about playing "world cops" can be a great thing, if you percieve it that way. Your country is able to because it has the resources (enough people trained well, and enough money for transport and equipment). I think it is something your country should be proud of, because you are able to have influence over things that may affect your country directly- or your government believes it will benefit the greater good of the specific country they are involving themselves in, or the greater good of the world as a whole in the long run- and having the option to do something if you want to is a powerful thing. Which may also play a part in why the US is currently the worlds superpower.
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I respect your opinion! and agree with much you say. but I do not agree to the point where one superpower must bear the sole burden...
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Thanks. I do not believe the superpower should bear the sole burden either though. Each government of each country should be making the best decisions possible for their own country, and not be in that position for the feeling of having personal power/an ego thing, or for money.
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being an ole man and remembering the french's experience in Vietnam, remembering Eisenhower (as a 5 star general) and his attitude toward intervention in Southeast Asia, but most of all remembering the rapid escalation of american troops in 1963, including 4 of my brothers, and the 19 years, 5 months, 4 weeks, and a day of war soured me. as the good Jewish people say about Hitler and the killing of millions of Jews,"never again!" if a country came to us, on american soil, I would be among the first to sign up. but not to go, "over there"...
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Speaking as someone who has never joined or served in the military, and any of my family members who served I never got the chance to talk to about it, and anyone else in my family who knew them are also dead and I didn't have a chance to talk to them about it either, ans the people a do know who are currently serving don't talk about why because they are talking to me to help them keep their minds off stuff and have a bit of fun, I think they have a sense of pride because maintaining the mindset they need is a task they have worked hard to accomplish, and it is just something they may be proud of. Just like if you were to win a sports medal or something and you tell someone, because you're proud. Maybe they also just strongly believe that is has a positive influence on anyone's life, to think of things outside the box, take a step back on your personal life/issues, and helps you to achieve a lower sense of selfishness and self-centredness.

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Maybe they also feel very patriotic and fortunate to have been born in such a developed country, and would like to give a little bit back to the country as a whole as a sign of gratefullness. Another reason could be because they may feel that they have a type of personality that may possibly be able to handle that sort of thing- like they don't get overly sensitive about much really, they would be willing to kill somebody if they thought it meant it was for a greater good, or if it meant they could play a hand in letting their country stay as it is and not being changed by any other countries who may want to take it over- whether they are doing it to protect the lives/lifestyles of their loved ones, or just from the community as a whole. I'm not saying that I believe every person who enters the military is noble and has totally good-meaning morals, because if they did, there wouldn't be as many/any sexual assaults as there are amongst defense force personell- against both women AND men who serve in the forces. I've heard a statistic that men who join the military are 3x more likely to be sex offenders (against both civilians and fellow militants) than other civilians who do not join. This was a statistic from an American documentary, but I'd imaging it could apply in any other country. This is obviously a debatable statistic, but nonetheless, it is there. This statistic has made me personally delay joining, and I am learning some self defense, not that it may help in the situation, but then again, if the situation gave me the opportunity, then maybe I'd have a bit more of a chance. Before I saw this documentary though, I had already had interviews and taken tests at my local defense office, but now I've decided to put it off until I gain a bit of confidence in my ability to not avoid exposing myself to the situation uneccesarily.
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The sacrifice and service performed by the average uniformed serviceman is remarkable, and worthy of our approval and admiration. Conversely, those who complain about our military, it's cost and those who serve in it, need to learn the hard lessons of freedom: it isn't free, and our military is doing their hard job on your behalf, typically without thanks, and for wages that most would not work 8 hours a day to earn, much less 24/7 in foreign countries with bad guys out to kill you, away from the comfort of family and friends, often in cold and privation.
You sound jealous. It's not attractive.

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sir if i may say i thank you very much for your answer and i do agree with you however it's not that im jealous im just so sick and tired of people whom say they plan to join the military and try to slander me for not wanting to go to some desert hell hole just to get killed by some guy with a rag on his head im not saying i wouldn't either its just that i have had family who went to war and they have told me minus all the prestige they have told me not to do so they told me all the horrible and gruesome things they had to go through and to be honest that dosen't sound like my cup of tea
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Congratulations. Only 5 percent of America have or will ever serve in the armed forces. It is an elite group, and only the best make it. Those without the desire are the first to fail. Next are those who can't keep up with the physical requirements, then those who don't learn how to follow orders. Next a group who wash out on various tests in basic training, and finally, the test of promotion.
I congratulate you on learning which group you belong in. You may cheer from the sidelines as the team wins or loses, but you will never know the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat. You may have the better part, I do not know, but I would not trade even one of my years of active duty for a kibitzers chair.
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I am proud of our military bc there are none better in the whole world that's why!!! When they are called upon to do a task that involves their life they don't think twice, THEY ARE THERE!! They are heroes, the bravest men and women on the planet and they deserve more respect than ANYBODY!!!! Thank you from me to you, for the freedom that we all share. GOD Bless you and GOD Bless America!!!

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