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01-26-09, 05:11 PM #1
Why is everyone trying to talk me out of joining the Marines?
Okay today I have had 3 people tell me not to join the Marines. One was from my doctor because he thinks that girls should not do anything but sit at home, have babies, and cook. The other was from my mom but she always does that (we are an Air Force Family) and the last was from my hair dresser that is an Army wife and said Marine MPs all the do is sit around and check Ids and she also said they have the worst benefits. Why does everyone always talk down the Marines/try to convince me not to join? Does this always happen or is it just my luck?
01-26-09, 05:17 PM #2
Maybe they are doing you a favor. Maybe they can tell that you can't hack it, they look at you and think that you're pathetic. You mentioned before in a post that you're short.
They could be saving your life.
I watch American Idol a lot, especially the early weeks when all the trials go on. About 50% of the people trying out really stink, and I always sit there on my butt and think, "why didn't someone close to them tell them that they suc and can't sing, spare them the expense?"
This might be a blessing in disguise.
Don't look at the glass half-empty, look at the glass half-full.
Go be a Doctor, join the CIA or become a NASA astronaut.
01-26-09, 05:17 PM #3yellowwingGuest Free Member
I've seen more and more lately that average folks have no understanding at all of Marines. The concept of the world's fiercest warriors living with the ethos of Honor Courage and Commitment just boggles their minds.
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01-26-09, 07:00 PM #7
When my Dad (a Korea veteran Marine) advised me to go Air Force or Navy instead of USMC, he cited things like, better food, better living conditions, better equipment, all around better treatment. I think he didn't want me to get shot at, too. But, when he saw that I was not to be dissuaded, I could see him swell up with pride, and after that he was nothing but behind me all the way. Other people that tried to talk me out of it seemed to think that the Marines turn you into some kind of brainwashed killing machine or something. The kind of mental strength you need to make it through boot camp precludes the chances of being brainwashed.
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01-26-09, 07:11 PM #9
Don't worry too much about it this far ahead. Put your head down, make your own decision, and prepare to accomplish your personal mission. Work hard in school, get good grades, work out, get into Marine boot camp shape, learn your boot knowledge, prepare yourself now so when the time comes, you won't be in a rush like some poolees on this site are.
No one has to agree with you. No one really has to know what you plan to do in life. Your desire to be a Marine is legal, so who really needs to know or care but you and us?
When you come home in Dress Blues, everyone in the family will oooh and ahhh with jealousy. All the Air Farts will be jealous because they look like airline pilots and flight attendants in their dress uniforms.
Furthermore, who really cares what your doctor thinks about the Marine Corps? He's being paid for quality medical care, not half-baked personal opinions.
Just tell everyone you've decided to be a hooker instead of a Marine and see how fast their opinion changes.
01-26-09, 07:35 PM #10
Hey, Sgt7477...are you at San Diego, and are we talking about the same Huff I knew as Senior Drill Instructor Edgar Huff in 1991???
Back to the topic at hand... What is it YOU want to do? For every positive decision you make in life; you will have at least three people try to tell you how it's not.
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01-26-09, 08:21 PM #13
What's it going to be?
If you need advice we are here for you. If you are just trying to "blog" random thoughts into the air, then go "blog" it. You answered your own question, there was no need to toss it out here. You already saw how these sick individuals' twisted prejudices and corrupted world views would cause them to malign my Corps. No need to pick at the scab-just cut off the limb. The next person who talks mess, either kill them or forget about it. You'll know what to do. Best of luck to you.
01-26-09, 08:27 PM #14
A South Carolina girl,bless your soul darlin.
Erin,you have a ways to go before you can take the oath.
Do yourself a favor and finish highschool and then go to college,maybe get a degree and you can become a Marine Officer....
Good luck and God Bless......
01-26-09, 09:02 PM #15
I remember when I wanted to join the Corps, people said the same thing about me. They used to crack jokes and tell me that I would never make it. They believed that the only purpose for women in society was to cook, clean, and have babies. I proved them all wrong- it wasn't easy, but I did it. I found that most of them were jealous more than anything because a woman was a Marine whereas they were nothing.
And being short has absolutely nothing to do with it. The one Marine that I have the most respect for happens to be only about 5'0" tall. She is a Marine's Marine.
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