Enlisting means more to some than others. Before enlisting, watch any war movie, and put yourself in that situation. I'm not saying everyone fights the good fight, but id like people to understand that the military isn't just a job, its a lifestyle. If spending a week or two away from your friends and family seems like a long time, it isnt the job for you. Ive lost friends, family, and lovers to the job, and I do not regret a minuiet of it. I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat. I love the Marine Corps with all of my heart and I know I can die proud that I have done my part in making this world a better place for my son.
its a popularity contest, as long as people like you, you can get away with anything.