There are precisely 1,400,852 Americans currently serving the military both at home and abroad.
Whisper — an app which allows users to anonymously post messages — gives us a glimpse into the deepest, most emotionally-tinged thoughts of these men and women.
So important. I’m always saying that so many soldiers take that path because they don’t have any other option, like college. In a lot of instances they are flat out lied to. The government legit gives military branches money to fund a position that is intended to con people into joining the military.
You’re looking at a very small number of people of people who joined the military and don’t like it— guess what? People do the same thing in the civilian world, too.
And despite what you may think, the military DOES offer services to help you adjust back to civilian life and you can get 11 free counseling sessions without your chain of command being notified. If you suffer PTSD, you get the support of your medical benefits and the people you work with.
I also saw the note about the military being the “Last choice.”
The military has changed a lot, it’s no longer for people who can’t get a real job anywhere else or are on the brink of becoming a criminal, it’s for people who want to do something more with their education and to serve their country. Yes, there are sacrifices to be made, and yes, a lot of people realize that sometime during their first contract they don’t want to be career military but you VOLUNTEER for it. It’s not supposed to be a cake walk.
Unless you are on of the people who have actually suffered from being in the military, suffered depression, got PTSD, got injured, are stationed somewhere awful, or gave the ultimate sacrifice it isn’t that bad. Sure, there are times when you wonder what the hell you’re doing, but it’s ultimately a very rewarding career and if any of the above problems affect you, there is help for that.
But if you’re part of or related to military, think of something more important than attending a BBQ.