Bennett's Book Nook
If I don't do something who will?
2. ...but my denial doesn't matter, because duty comes first.
3. Soldiers seem so durable, resilient, and so heroic in war novels. On the television screen they're afraid of nothing. I wonder if i have the same courage. Basic training is supposed to teach us bravery and fortitude.
4. But courage is also means being afraid, accepting a fear of the unknown. Anyone who claims to be unafraid as they sit in a barracks in-processing for war is either lying or crazy.
5. What does crying ever really do for us? It doesn't solve our problems. It doesn't make us run faster or shoot better. If anything, crying just delays the solution to our problem.
6. If I don't do something who will?
7. What does crying ever really do for us? It doesn't solve our problems. It doesn't make us run faster or shoot better. If anything, crying just delays the solution to our problems.
8. High school defines literature with terminology: metaphors, similes, and imagery. But experiences defines literature as more than words on a paper. Not just escape, but more important, words that have the power to heal.
9. This isn't a weapons cache- search mission during which we kick down doors looking for suspects. We pour concrete land where IED's explode to keep insurgents from planting more. No news reporters followed us around, because soldiers saving lives aren't as interesting as soldiers taking lives.
10. There's a certain romanticism that come with being young. Young men and women just released from high school are ready to take on the world. They want to save it. They try to for a while, but then they often get to a certain age and they give up because the world is a big place. It's impossible to fix, I think.
11. I guess that's the one good thing about dying young: you're remembered for your purity, vigor and spontaneity. Dying young you're remembered for your youth.
12. We're tired of the nagging and debating that adults do so well. We don't care anymore [...] the kids don't write to us about their political views. Call it ignorance. Call it unrealistic. We call it relief.