You stay up for 16 hours.
He stays up for days on end.
You take a
warm shower to help you wake up.
He goes days or weeks
without running water.
You complain of a "headache", and call in
He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving
You put on your anti war/don't support the troops shirt, and
go meet up with your friends.
He still fights for your
right to wear that shirt.
You talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with
He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.
You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.
He patrols the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.
You complain about how hot it
He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his
helmet to wipe his brow.
You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong.
He doesn't get to eat today.
makes your bed and washes your clothes.
He wears the same
things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean.
go to the mall and get your hair redone.
He doesn't have
time to brush his teeth today.
You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.
He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.
You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight.
He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.
You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday.
He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume.
roll your eyes as a baby cries.
He gets a letter with
pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll ever meet.
You criticize your
government, and say that war never solves anything.
sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers why he is fighting.
the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him.
hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded.
You see only what the media wants you to see.
He sees the broken bodies lying around him.
You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't.
He does exactly what he is told even if it puts his life in danger.
at home and watch TV.
He takes whatever time he is given
to call, write home, sleep, and eat.
If you support
your troops, the click "reply to poster" copy all the codes, and repost the bulletin.
If you don't support your troops well, then don't re-post. You won't die in
7 days, your love life won't be affected, and you won't have the worst day ever. You don't have to repost. It's not like
you know the men and women that are dying to preserve your rights.
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