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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
#73 - krobeles
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(07/08/2013) [-]
I never quite understood why the obsession with the troops.
Its just a job these days. Like a Trashman, its a job that requires very little quilification, yet is very important for our society. Should we start revering Trashmen like this aswell? They actually hold a more important role, to be honest.

Its still a **** job, so a modicum of respect is at its place, but this kind of fetishistic behavior is just sickening, in that it direct puts them above such things as teachers, social workers and doctors. All these jobs suck to some extend, but are all fundamentally important, and require more quilifications.

TL;DNR: Stop being so obsessed with the soldiers. Theres other proffessions in this world which are awesome.
#79 to #73 - supahsayin
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(07/08/2013) [-]
Consider this: People (well, most) respect and often post stuff like the above for the military because of these reasons:
1: The risk
2:the utility
3: the possible emotional strain
1: People nowadays know how life threatening a job in the military can hold. When you know that your friend overseas can get shot and gutted in his sleep by their enemies, you respect the fact that they live with that.
2: It's always been important to have a force that protects a population. In society and history, armies have always protected the people, gaining popularity.
3: When a close family member goes away for multiple years at a time with the risks posed in 1,it's a somewhat likely factor that they may end up in a coffin. If they do make it through their service, you still have your close friend come back from a multi-year absence.

All of these contribute to why there are a lot of army feel posts and such.
User avatar #93 to #79 - yuukiii
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(07/08/2013) [-]
i agree its a job that a lot of people are not made to do, but personally i would rather protect the people i love in our own land from crazy people who are here. which is why im'a become a cop
#74 to #73 - luiselvergas
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(07/08/2013) [-]
the trash man doesn't get shot at sleep in a ****** FOB or eat MREs that will make you **** bricks.....
User avatar #76 to #74 - krobeles
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(07/08/2013) [-]
Never said he did. He dosen't have to get shot at in order for his job to be ****. And its far more important than fighting a war against silly turban wearing mujaffas