November 23, 2008 4:27am CST
Heroes or Just a Job?
23 Nov 08
Well, you don't have to be a hero just because you fight. A doctor who cures a sick person, a teacher who teaches difficult lessons, a mother who raises her kids can also be heroic. Being a soldier is just a job, but also heroic if your soldier protects your nation. Cheers and happy mylotting
• United Kingdom
24 Nov 08
I like your thinking. I also believe that. Any job is "just a job" until you make it more and anybody can become a hero if they go "above and beyond". I think people make the mistake of thinking all soldiers are automatically heroes because of what they do but I don't think that. I am sure it is hard work but so are a lot of other jobs. Doing what you are told to do because you chose to do it doesn't automatically make someone a hero.
23 Nov 08
Somewhere in between Pumpkin. The military is not "Just a job" it is a way of life and I believe an honourable one. The simple act of joining up doesn't make you a hero either. That takes circumstances mostly. However, the fact that you might pay the ultimate price takes a special type of person and whilst I doubt that the thought that they might die is uppermost in most service personnel's thoughts, it is always a possibility . Whilst I have strong feelings about the reasons why we are in some of the theatres that the military serve in, they have my respect and gratitude.