Pros And Cons Of Returning Home

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Growing up, I played sports from the youngest age possible, becoming a member of a team gave me the opportunity to be a part of something larger than myself. Although I have never been in the Armed Forces, I imagine this same feeling applies to people who have, only on a much larger scale. When members of the Armed Forces are fighting for their country, all of the discrepancies about race, religion, politics all fade to the background and all that matters are the people they are surrounded by fighting for not only their lives but for the lives of those at home as well. In combat the members of our Armed Forces become a member of something larger than themselves, they become needed not only in their specific branch but also for their country as a whole. In Junger’s book Tribe he states, “Humans don’t mind hardship, in fact they thrive on it; what they mind is not feeling necessary. Modern society has perfected the art of making people not feel necessary. It’s…show more content…
Yes, what our soldiers see and do can be horrific and definitely take a toll on many; however, I believe that if soldiers were given adequate care when returning home the amount suffering from PTSD would greatly decrease. If soldiers are shown that when returning home they are just as important and needed here as they were in combat, their entire persona would change. Referring back to American Sniper, Chris Kyle began having flashback while regrettably at home although, wishing he was able to save more guys in Iraq. Although when given the opportunity to help guys here at home, almost instantly his flashbacks seemed to disappear and he became happy to be home. If all veterans were given a new purpose when returning home, something that makes him or her feel as if they are needed, the reintegration into society would be a smoother and more successful
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