Doing some thinking about the Greatest Generation and the guys that comprised units like Easy Company (Band of Brothers).
I know this generation of soldiers is more educated than the Greatest Generation, but I just don’t see the sense of duty and honor now. I really try not to romanticize the past, but I did a good portion of my growing up with my grandparents. I know that things were in fact different. I’m also willing to acknowledge the good things that have come along since the old days.
But I’m old school at heart. I believe in duty and honor. I believe there is something greater than me. I believe I’m an example to someone somewhere. I believe that things almost always work out, one way or another as long as you don’t quit. I believe in family and the American way. And yes, I like apple pie.
And I believe in good and evil.
Every day when I go to work, I think of those types of soldiers. I use them as an example. See my posting on fictional paradigms. An inner motivation has far more power than an outer one. Military life is not always easy. It’s funny that the name Easy Company was a way of mocking the difficulty of being in that unit. It’s good to mock tough situations.