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There are many careers that do not take a lot of thought before deciding to embark on that path in life. They are popular, they help you earn a lot of money, and you get to be home with your family every night of the week.
Those facets of those careers are very attractive and tempting to do. Yet I decided to become a soldier because there was something unique about it. That uniqueness sets it apart from those other more desired careers and it takes quite a lot of thought before making a decision.
Where other careers you get to have a long life, enjoy the fruits of your labor, that isn’t always possible when one becomes a soldier. When one signs up they are saying that they are willing to sacrifice the rewards that other careers have to offer in exchange for protecting those careers from enemy nations.
It is a very hard decision to make but it is a decision that can be fulfilling because it is not a selfish decision to make. As I thought about it, I felt that I would be doing something that counts by becoming a soldier.
My job and my life would have meaning to it because I have chosen to be the person on the front lines, in a line of defense for my country and my fellow citizens. It is hard to trump the feeling one gets when thinking about those aspects of being a soldier.
This does not mean that by aiming to be a soldier I feel superior to my friends, loved ones or fellow citizens. It just means that I need something more out of life than just a 9 to 5 job and a weekly paycheck.
It also means that I want my life to count for something that is bigger than me. The way to get that is by striving and working hard to become a soldier for my country. This is not a career for everyone.
Those that do not choose this career are not less of a citizen than me. It is hard to explain how becoming a soldier is right for me and not right for my brother or my friends. It is not easy to put one’s life on the line when called into battle.
Especially when there are more lucrative careers I could have chosen. I also know that my living conditions are not going to be the best in the world or that I will have a lot of money to spend when I am on leave.
Those sacrifices are worth it when I think of how my friends and family will be safe and are able to enjoy their careers. Yes, soldiers tend to act up a lot and make a bad name for themselves when they are on leave and enjoy a night at the pub.
When those actions are put into perspective it is understandable that they will act that way as they never know when they will stop being a soldier and be buried 6 feet under. It is a hard fact to live with and that hard fact takes some hard living to deal with it properly.
As I think about it, I would have it no other way. I may not get the rewards in life that other careers offer nor will I get a beautiful home but to me being a soldier is worth the cost.
It is a great career and with some luck, there will not be a war anytime soon and I can retire to a peaceful existent knowing I served my country well and honorably without paying the ultimate cost.
Being a soldier is a great way to live and see the country, the world and a few other benefits most people never get to experience no matter how much money they make. With everything involved with being a soldier it is a great way to make a living and live life to its fullest.
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