MIL another civilian question: what's the most dramatic way the military changed you?

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  1. hsugh knight

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    personality wise :o
     
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    turns everyone into stone cold killers!!!
     
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    I'd say it's depleted my level of patience for stupidity.
     
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    :rofl: Yes.

    It gave me a good work ethic, I cannot STAND lazy shitbags.
    When I do something, I do it right the FIRST time.
    I learned pretty quick how to tell when someone is full of shit.
    People will tell you all day long that they have your back, sure they do... they're the ones holding the knife to it.
    It takes a whole LOT of atta boys to make up for an OH SHIT.
     
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    iraq made me appreciate simple living, relativley.

    Come back home its hard to be here and have to deal with everything, from the Comcast bill to housing situations, it's hard especially for a reservist.

    Mabye it wouldnt be so diffrent of a change but as a single Marine earning reservist money (BAH for no reason).

    But overall id say the work ethic. I do not call out of my job unless its plain hazardous to peoples health to be there. I work with alot of people that will call out for being hungover or just lazy. I dont sprint around with a high and tight and screaming "AYE SIR" to my manager but theres a diffrence in my attitude torward work.
     
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    usmcdevil wouldnt you like to know

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    ehh i dunno attitude towards things. doing things right being able to take orders and delegate as necessary.
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    The military gave me direction and purpose. I have gone from a high school dropout with no goals or aspirations, to being a hard working person who takes pride in his work, and I attribute it all to my military service. My military service also exposed me to cultures, opinions and experiences that I would have never come across as a civilian, and has molded the person I am today.
     
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    too many ways to list really.

    it improved my work ethic, attention to detail, maturity, etc. it made me grow up pretty quick and realize i took everything for granted as a civilian.
     
  12. The Militant

    The Militant THE FUTURE

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    which is 90% of civilians
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    try being patient when some dumbass is doing something that will get them or you killed.

    The reason why NCOs drill it into the heads of lower enlisted that what they say isn't up for negotiation is that there will be times when what they say must be acted on immediately. It's all about muscle memory: Don't think about what I told you to do - just fucking do it. There is always time after it's done to talk about better ways of doing what we do. But in the heat of the moment is not the time for debate.
     
  14. EYOB

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    USMC Boot Camp showed me a percentage of how worse off my life could get (I felt like a slave in boot camp). It let me know how fucked up I was both mentally and physically, by pushing/testing my limits.

    I cared less about college after I joined. Hell, I didn't care much for it in High School until I took a college class and then I loved it. But the catch is that I went to college initially to get an automatic promotion when I join the service. A means to an end. I should have stayed with the means.

    It also gives me pride that I have 'some' relation to the defense of this nation and it's interests abroad.
     
  15. hsugh knight

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    what other cultures?
     
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    foreign lands in which we travel to.
     
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    Better work ethic, more appreciation for the simple things in life, not sweating the small shit, the feeling of contributing the the overall safety of your home and people, right to be called Veteran, and the sense you've earned your citizenship.
     
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    im a very bitter person :o
     
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    As well as 90% of military people.
     
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    I learned that being a civilian, having all your freedoms, having a normal life is something beautiful... VERY beautiful. So thank all those who serve in the god damn Army which is a fucking pain in the ass. I'm glad I'll leave in a month and I'm glad that there will be someone who takes my place.
     
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    It's helped me increase my leadership skills and the ability to apply them in all sort of situations including when "friends" are involved and many find it hard to do.
     
  25. hsugh knight

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    por ejemplo? :o
     

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