Category: Challenges

Lesson Learned: Anger –Daniel

The one thing I acquired in the Marine Corps that has followed me into the civilian world is the emotion of anger. The smallest things make me uncomfortable and upset. For example, when people complain about the smallest, meaningless things. Examples of these are stolen valor, people who complain and bring out their emotions (drama), being rude, ignorance, etc. I…

Post-Traumatic Stress: An American Concern

Since the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq began, over 55,000 service members have been physically wounded in combat. At the same time, of the more than 2.6 million service members who have served in combat, between 338,000 and 520,000 (almost 10 times as many) have been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In his book — No More Heroes — Richard Gabriel argues that…

War Is Kind

Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind, Because your lover threw wild hands toward the sky And the affrighted steed ran on alone, Do not weep. War is kind. Hoarse, booming drums of the regiment, Little souls who thirst for fight, These men were born to drill and die. The unexplained glory flies above them. Great is the battle-god,…