Some people have always dreamed of becoming a soldier, someday. Some are inspired to be one, because of family members that were able to serve, too. Usually, little kids want to become soldiers because of their grandparents or parents that served in the army.
There are those really passionate for this dream, and would dedicate their lives to prepare for the time when they apply for a post.
They would live a healthy life, eat a healthy diet, exercise, be physically prepared. After all, being a soldier requires great physical condition. At least, that is what most people are made to think, because it is what is portrayed in the movies and books.
While it is true that great physical condition is a big requirement when joining the army, there is another thing that an aspiring soldier must be ready for.
They should be ready, emotionally. They should be ready to shun away the life of a normal person, in order to live in a world of chaos and constant danger. They should be ready to accept death, for it is part of the battle they will have to face, and they should be ready to accept that in joining the army, they may never get the chance to spend their life again with their loved ones.
I have a friend who had the same aspirations I had, which was to serve our country by joining the military. I ended up somehow fulfilling that dream, as I serve through the military logistics. I may not be in front of the battlefield, but I played an important role of making sure that army supplies are delivered as needed, and that they remain secured in times of chaos. In some cases, our positions are made more vulnerable than others, especially when the attack is stealth. Usually, attacks target supplies first, to make sure that whatever happens, at least the enemy team has been crippled by losing their supply.
While I made it through joining the army, my friend backed out. It was not because he was a coward, but because he braved another role to fulfill. Just a month before we were set to leave, he received news that he was going to be a father.
More than being a soldier, he also desires to be a father, and he believed that the news coming just as he was about to leave, was a sign that he must stay. There is no assurance that he can fulfill his role as a father if he decides to head out into the war.
Now, he is as happy as he could be if he was serving his country. He works a safer and more stable job as an account specialist for Broadconnect’s hosted PBX service plans. It is a telecom company that provides businesses with high quality and faster communication lines, a form of advancement from the typical telephone communication system.
I don’t really know much about his work but the fact that he is more than happy with his decision to stay. His family is well supported and well protected, because he decided to stay and be there for them.
I am happy with my decision too, and this just goes to show that people will always be happy with whatever path they take, just as long as they dream and dedicate their lives to it.