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fivedragons wrote:8) Hindsight is always 20/20
My friend many of them are damaged too. We all don't come home again unscathed. I know you've been thru some hell in your own experience, lets not judge those who are living in a personal hell. The ethos are what they are but all members subscribe to them and they make things tick. I spent decades in this culture, I believe it to be correct. The flaw I see is not the team players performing as required. The failure I see is the command structure failing to care for the serving members forcing one to step out of line! If we were looking after our people they would not have to use alternative measures to seek help. The Ethos is to soldier on endure all hardships that's the job. This individual was stuck between a rock and a hard place. He helped many soldiers and is condemn by some as a result. This culture is not built by the bottom of the structure it's top down and adhered to by all.fivedragons wrote:Laird: "Many members of his regiment shun him because he broke with command and went public."
F$ck them. Who's the sheep, now.
No problem getting license to drive heavy equipment or large passenger vehicles like a bus. My condition is temporary and I don't work if I have a vision issue. (happens every 5 years.) Think of it as an allergy. That's what arthritis of the eye is, an inflammation of a body part. Can be triggered by dirt in the eye...which can be a risk when your engaged in moving tons of the stuff. If I keep medication handy I can nip the reaction in the bud!Van Canna wrote:Laird/5D...sorry to hear about the eyes problems...do you guys have trouble getting a driver's license?
And what you two are relating about the PTSD subject is indeed somber.
I agree we need to demand it of our legislative representative. It's the only way things will improve, voters demanding change. Those who make decisions/control the purse strings live on votes.fivedragons wrote:My bad, I did not mean to malign anyone. It infuriates me when I hear about people who have lost so much, being turned on by the system that they served. I really just wish everything could be better for those who need help.
5 edits, I know your attempting to be precise and speaking from your heart mate. I agree with what you've posted. I believe the study of the martial arts is a look inward. We can not move forward without acknowledging our faults and setting out to improve on the short comings we have seen. To posture tough and superior only serves to point to our shortcomings. Unfortunately those that need our support don't receive it when we roll about in our own insecurities. The circle is only broken if we are willing to look in and look out. It's difficult to put others needs ahead of our own problems. But to solve this problem we must address the needs of others first.Stryke wrote:I think folks can learn from the sharing mate
Its the judgment , the thought somehow your weak our didn't prepare that others can impose on you
Its real ignorance . Such courage , if only the rest of us all had the courage to admit to ourselves it could happen to anyone. Easier to remain strong than be vulnerable
And we end up In this viscous circle.
It's akin to the ignorance that some sort of martial prowess its the answer, its all statistics and odds, and we've got to acknowledge it can go against you.
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