So. I went to basic training with this guy. Infantry IBCT at Benning. If you didn't know, he quit a contract with the Arizona Cardinals to go into the Army on some sort of patriotic kick after 9/11. Now this may rub some of you the wrong way, especially vets, but I was a bit hard on him. I told this guy, "Why man?" "Why quit a lucrative millions of dollars to defend your country when you don't need to?" "It's what us lowly fucks are for." "It's why we fight, so you can do that shit." He says he wanted to after 9/11 because they attacked us and he wants to give to his country. But it's like... he had no need to. At all. There was plenty of us who signed up afterwards. Now guess what, he's dead. Do you respect him for this? Would you respect Brad Pitt more if he quit acting to join the Army? I dunno,man. I just thought it was unnecessary. That he would do that when he has the possibility of being a millionaire. Would I go the millionaire route instead of joining the Army? Fuck yes. I dunno, does that make me shallow?