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    • veteran
    • 06.08.07 | 06:01 (IDT)

    Ages old debate, those that serve have tendencies to be contemptuous of those that due not, and those that do not have tendencies to be oblivious if not ignorant of the hardships of service. To compare hospital work to military security is laughable from both points of view. Although both are concerned with preserving life only one asks to give it up involuntarily. However there is something to be said for the purpose of an army to begin with, on the one hand security is in fact important, on the other hand armies are established so that civility may exist. Those that serve do have the harder road to travel, as it is they that must always balance between the two. What always appears to be at the root of the problem is that those who prosper the most fail to compensate those who provide the possibility for the prosperity and thus cultivate the contempt. To be sure the soldiers earn the rights of as many blessings as may be bestowed. Thank you to all from a 17 year veteran.

    from the article: Half the people are enough
    First published 00:00 05.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 05.08.07
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