military career are you in favor or not??

@vanities (11410)
Davao, Philippines
March 30, 2009 9:48pm CST
I was watching some old movies(not really that old ok) its all about war in the middle east ....and it keeps me thinking about a military career and been curious if Would you encourage your child to enter the military/ reserves? when my son was still young ive telling him all about those gentleman in a uniform and everything and even ask him if he will consider it..but sad to say its not one of his interest i may say since he really likes playing the guitar or organizing a band in his early teens although he had finish school just recently it was a long battle for us (parents) due to now you see now you dont attitude in school..but at least now he is working and i guess loves it...what about you guys ..do you insist what you think is best for your child or let him/them decide for themselves or unless it was solicited?
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
31 Mar 09
Hello vanities, I have decided not to force my son in deciding about his future. I will let him do what he likes the best but, I will talk to him and help him to make his decision. Anyway, I don't like this military career and I just hope that he doesn't have interest in this too :)
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@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
2 Apr 09
I haven't have a child yet, but true is a sad decision to watch them got to a war,.. I mean, i have 2 brothers and i love both of them,..well, a man should hear the calling it is for them and their country. anything they decided to go on war or not i should embrace them with my love and pray of their safe.
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
2 Apr 09
Hello! My first choice for career was joining the military but failed in the selection twice because of my low weight.In my country military services are regarded as the best service because here only we can serve the mother land.And also we get highest honor in the society.So most people want to send their children to make their career in the military.thanx.
@bren_yrra (354)
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
all mothers like the best for their children.For me, my child is not my possession;i'm just his steward and don't have the right to control his life.Of course I do love and care for him but I will never force him to choose what i want.When I was still a child, I consider having a military career is good but now I don't because a military man doesn't have much time for his family.Definitely, I will not encourage my son to enter military.However, if in the future, he will ask my permission then i will give him the advantages and disadvantages.Whatever his decision then i will still support him.Hopefully not, because I don't want to add a military man in the family...
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
For me, I'll let them decide for them selves and just support them on whatever they want.
@uicbear (1902)
• United States
31 Mar 09
No, a life in the military is not something that I would encourage my child to do. I greatly admire those who choose that life, and am greatful to the men and women who protect our country. But, although I would support my child if this was the life they chose, I would not encourage them to that decision, just as I would have trouble if they chose to do any line of work where there life would be in danger a great deal of the time. It is a noble choice, and yes they could see many places taht they might not have ever seen. But as a parent, I would worry about their safety.
@amitksing (1323)
• India
31 Mar 09
My Father was an Army personnel. So I have seen the Army life very closely. To me, there can be not career as adventurous and royal as a military career. The discipline, the orders, the sense of working for the country.. all these are toppings of this career. As far as deciding a career, I think the individual should be allowed to take the decision, but its the duty of the parents to make them take the correct decision! The choice of career has to be made at a very early stage and most of the kids are very confused at that time. Parents should guide them towards a career that best suits their kid, one that the child would love going for!
@tontunan (254)
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
I like the way military are being disciplined. They are well-trained about practical life and defense. The nation's peace and order depends on them. Without them there would be wars here and there. But I don't want to be one of them. I am afraid to be shot or being killed. I do not want to kill people also. I am not strong. If I would have a son or a daughter who wants to be a soldier, I think I would allow him/her if he/she really wants to join. some people dreamed to be one of them so I won't hesitate to permit my child. If most parents won't allow their children to join military, what would happen to our nation? Or to the world?
• India
31 Mar 09
i think military career was interesting.but also a very hard job.very puntuality and discipline in the military carrer.you must have to do that you want or not.yes one thing is the important military people looks like a gentleman or disciplined.some enjoyment in this carrer.
@lancerie (65)
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
Yes my father is a retired soldier, I tried also to be a soldier but I'm too short for the requires height limit. If I will be given another chance i will greatly try all my best.
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
I don't favor a military career for my son however if he insist or interested in joining the military after much of discouragement I made, I will allow him. We all want a career for our children we think good for them, however if they decide for other careers they love to get, I think it's just right to let them decide for themselves. No matter what hindrances they come accross with the field they choose for sure they'll get over it as they are inspired and enjoyed working on it until they finish or succeed.
@malsun (1528)
• United States
31 Mar 09
i believe that everyone should serve in the military. I feel you feel more attached to your country, value your country more, and also value life and finer things in life like- patriotism, dignity, pride, selflessness, friendships, futileness of wars, and how we are all humans at the end of the day sans the borders.
@Qaeyious (2361)
• United States
31 Mar 09
I qualify my answer as a citizen of the United States - I have no idea what the conditions are for other countries. When I turned 21 in the relatively "safe" year of 1979, I applied for military service. They rejected me for the grand mal seizure I had when I was 14. (I couldn't lie about it - I was a military dependent at the time, so I'm sure they have a record of it somewhere.) I got a job as a taxi driver later. After hearing stories from other people who did get in, I thank God I didn't. People were promised computer training and ending up washing dishes, and having to be "on call" when you do get out to go to God knows where ... that sort of thing. I probably could have used the discipline training during my early years, but now ... ... No, thank you.