It makes you think


It makes you think

 

He stays up for days on end


You stay up for 16 hours

He stays up for days on end.


He goes days or weeks without running water


You take a warm shower to help you wake up.

He goes days or weeks without running water.


He gets shot at


You complain of a 'headache', and call in sick.

He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.


Keeps moving forward


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.


Fights for your rights


You make sure your cell phone is in your pocket.

He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags.


He clutches the cross


You talk trash about your 'buddies' that aren't with you.

He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.


He stays up for days on end


You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.

He patrols the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.


Searches for insurgents


You complain about how hot it is.

He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow.


He wears heavy gear


You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong.

He doesn't get to eat today.


Doesn't get to eat today


Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes.

He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean.


Cleans his weapon


You go to the mall and get your hair redone.

He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today.


Didn't get to brush his teeth


You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.

He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.


He stays 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.


Waits for a letter


You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday.

He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume.


Smells loves perfume


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.


Wonders if he'll see his child


You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything.

He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers why he is fighting.


See's innocent tortured


You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him.

He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded.


He hears gunfire and bombs


You see only what the media wants you to see.

He sees the broken bodies lying around him.


See's broken bodies


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.


He puts his life on the line


You stay at home and watch TV.

He takes whatever time he is given to call, write home, sleep, and eat.


He takes whatever time he can find


You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable.

He tries to sleep but gets woken by mortars and helicopters all night long.


He tries to sleep



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