A LITTLE PERSPECTIVE

Your alarm goes off, you hit the snooze and sleep for another 10 minutes.
He stays up for days on end.
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You take a warm shower to help you wake up.
He goes days or weeks without running water.
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You complain of a “headache”, and call in sick.
He gets shot at, as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.
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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.
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You make sure you’re cell phone is in your pocket.
He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags.
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You talk trash on your “buddies” that aren’t with you.
He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.
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You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.
He walks the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.
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You complain about how hot it is.
He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow.
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You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order
wrong.
He does not get to eat today.
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Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes.
He wears the same things for months, but makes sure his weapons are clean.
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You go to the mall and get your hair redone.
He doesn’t have time to brush his teeth today.
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You are angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.
He is told he will be held an extra 2 months.
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You call your girlfriend and set a date for that night.
He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.
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You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday.
He holds his letter close and smells his love’s perfume.
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You roll your eyes as a baby cries.
He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they’ll ever
meet.
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You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything.
He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own government and
remembers why he is fighting.
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You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of the men like him.
He hears the gun fire and bombs.
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You see only what the media wants you to see.
He sees the bodies lying around him.
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You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don’t.
He does what he is told.
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You stay at home and watch TV.
He takes whatever time he is given to call and write home, sleep, and eat.
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You crawl into your bed, with down pillows, and try to get comfortable.
He crawls under a tank for shade and a 5 minute nap, only to be woken by gun
fire.
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You sit there and judge him, saying the world is a worse place because of
men like him.
If only there were more men like him!

Thoughts?