All they expect from you is your best effort. These Marines think that they are special. They are very well trained, very close knit, and they don’t like outsiders. If you want their respect, you will have to earn it.
Are you okay, man?”
“Yeah, I’m good.”
It’s a lie. I wonder if I will ever be good again.
We live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns.
There is strong. There is Army Strong. And then there is Army Wife Strong.
Churches were never meant to be mental hospitals. They were supposed to be military outposts under orders to storm the gates of hell. Every believer is on active duty and called to serve a higher purpose with the rank of their blessings and talents.
Poor people have poor options. Chavez found the Army almost by accident, and had found it a true open of security and opportunity and fellowship and respect.
I’m sorry he won’t talk to you. And I’m sorry that he keeps hurting you. I really am. I don’t know how to fix things between you two, but I think a place to start would be for you to stop pointing out how flawed he is and start looking for the good in him.
Everything is air-droppable at least once.
-The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries
Foreshadowing: Was my challenging Allah to unleash the full weight of his fury upon us, with dark clouds looming in the distance.
The contention that a standing army and navy is the best security of peace is about as logical as the claim that the most peaceful citizen is he who goes about heavily armed. The experience of every-day life fully proves that the armed individual is invariably anxious to try his strength. The same is historically true of governments. Really peaceful countries do not waste life and energy in war preparations, with the result that peace is maintained.