September 24, 2005

Interesting conversations

I am sitting here on duty today, bored off my arse.
I was having an interesting conversation with someone, concerning the pacisfism that seems to have spread across the United States. I had to point out to him that in the last century, we have had 7 major conflicts, and who knows how many other minor conflicts. It is understandable. We were also discussing the world we live in here in the military. In my point of view, we live in a gray world. Things aren't so black and white, in our world we walk a fine line between the two.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh so true, Lizzie. Though I do find that some pass-times and occupations can cause that "gray world," to grow. I quit one high paying job at a major corporation for just that reason. They wanted me to expand my gray area thus defying my ethics - for a very palatable salary. I decided it wasn't worth my soul.

Anonymous said...

Lizzie-the pacifist movement today is not even close to what it was in the 60s-70s. My battlion was deployed outside Chicago during the Democrat convention in 1968. Had Mayor Daly lost control, the President would have sent US Army into the city. I believe we were as close to civil war at that time as we have been since 1861. Thanks for your service.
Papa

Anonymous said...

Totally off topic, but your blog was listed in Time Magazine either last week or the week before as a popular military site... but you probably already know that.

Koichan said...

i agree. nothing is black and white. life isnt math class, its more like english, nothing is simple. its complex.

Koichan said...

Aslo i would like to take a lokk at the template of your blog, or at least that google search item you have. please go to my blog so we can talk.

CDR/NMCB-17 said...

Hi Lizzie, someone told me about your blog so I thought I'd check it out. You are doing a great job, thanks. What does ROFL mean? I'm an old guy and not too up on computer lingo. I agree with what you said today about the military life I'm in the reserves and it is a whole different world on post.

NotQuiteDead said...

Lizzie,

Glad to see you're still posting! I just started back up myself, take a peek...

I completely agree with you concerning the 'gray' world--all ya have to do is take a look at the corporate scandals being revealed (Enron, for example), and anyone can see that personal ethics and morals are not what they used to be. Best thing one can do is just do right by yourself.

Talk to ya soon!

Anonymous said...

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