Be grateful for what you have because in a blink of an eye it could all change. Your warriors deployed continuously experience third world countries culture and life cycle that would put most Americans in a hurt locker if they had to live that one for even a day. The catastrophic bitching that would commence if a neighbourhood didn’t have running water would be astronomical. Going without some of the many luxuries we have today would grind most people mentally and physically to a halt. I’m not even talking about your precious iPhone, I’m talking about your oven and heating source.
We are so use to having the luxuries of today’s technology that we often forget how good we have it. I’m not saying you have to live like a cave man but simply look at all the things we have that make life easy or in other words what we have become accustomed to using that we think are “necessities”. It would do a lot of good for our high school age Americans to actually have to live in Afghanistan or a third world country. I gurenfreakingtee you they would sure appreciate what they have available in America.
Along with returning with the known fact that they have made a difference in the world, your servicemembers return also knowing how well we have it in the USA and appreciate every second of it. They see the cities without plumbing, they see the people plagued with disease, they see the dark evil of regimes forcing their will on innocent people and then stop it. Warriors deploying to the heart of Afghanistan or Iraq for the first time see the trials and tribulations of struggling countries and return different. Perhaps a bit more grown up because they had to stare death in the face, perhaps with the addition of the increased appreciation of America they return and seem different. They haven’t changed, they are just grateful for what they have.
Time for a Cgar!