Speaking on the military

by elusiveunderstanding5

I am currently an Active Duty soldier who is in the Infantry. I get sick and tired of hearing civilians’ talk about the military. Everyone is entitled to their opinions’; however, there are a lot of misconceptions out there perpetuated by media coverage. Certain people think just because they’ve read a few articles or watched a few videos, they know what military life is all about. That could not be further from the truth. You have to earn the right to wear that uniform and not everyone makes it. Hell, I wasn’t supposed to make it according to some. But I’m still here and that gives me the privilege to voice my opinion about it. In hard times, we fight through obstacles and overcome them. In military parlance, we refer to that as “embracing the suck”. Therefore, in my humble opinion, if you have not donned the uniform or embraced the suck yourself, so to speak, your opinion does not carry as much weight to me. That’s just the truth as I see it. Of course, I have no problems with civlians’ as I am about to become one again in 3 months. I just find it disturbing when some talk about the military and have never served a day in their life.  This is especially frustrating when they talk like they are experts on the subject. That is all.