Thursday, November 13, 2014

An entitlement culture?

I've never been really comfortable being thanked for my service. Although now it's been 10 years in the Navy and I have done some incredible things, the truth of the matter is that I know plenty of people that have done more, and many of them are not in the military. I was working on Veteran's Day, but I saw this piece after and I think it's spot on. Read the whole thing. From The Greenie Board:

"I think there is a certain subculture in the military that has grown to expect the perks and admiration and adulation. I think that a lot of folks are starting to feel that way without realizing it.  While I certainly think that what the military has done over the past decade is admirable, we don’t want to feel entitled to a certain treatment different from other citizens. Ours should be a culture of selfless service and selfless leadership.” Marine Maj. Peter Munson, the author of “War, Welfare & Democracy: Rethinking America’s Quest for the End of History.”