What the Military Teaches About Self Discipline

Michael Anthony Best Of, Self Improvement / Healthy Living, Self Improvement / Healthy Living 12 Comments

When a person joins the military, his first taste of discipline is external. His drill sergeants assume that he has no self discipline and thus seek to install it;  left to his own devices, the soldier, sailor, or airman would be slovenly and too self absorbed to succeed. Had the new recruit chosen another life, college or a civilian job, …

Current World Events Illustrate Advantages And Disadvantages Of Online Media

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The advantages and disadvantages of online media have been prominent in recent weeks. Today’s media is challenged with delivery of news events in split second time. With social media networks as FaceBook and Twitter, we have seen in the last two months, the revolution in Tunisia that resulted with the entire government being dismantled to the recent events in Egypt’s …

Top Reasons Why Group Movements in Politics Are So Important

Michael Anthony Best Of, Blogishness, Politics / News 2 Comments

Group movements in politics are truly important. Politics deal mostly with making decisions at a group level. So you can’t talk about politics unless you also talk about group movements. Group movements are important in politics because of the following reasons: #1: Group movements may turn the situation violent. When the power of the group is unleashed, governments can do …

I Will Never Accept Defeat. I Will Never Quit: Love and War

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Thinking of the Army code, “I will never accept defeat.  I will never quit.” brings to mind the famous story of the Battle of the Bulge, fought in World War Two.  American forces were defending the town of Bastogne, Belgium, and found themselves suddenly surrounded by a vastly superior force of Germans. The Americans were cut off from food, ammunition …

How To Successfully Market An Unforgettable War Memoir

Michael Anthony Best Of, Blogishness, Self Improvement / Healthy Living 2 Comments

Due to the notoriety of the two most recent and controversial wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the consumer market has become a fertile ground for war memoirs. Readers have a strong interest in the military and an effective marketing campaign is a guaranteed way to generate sympathy and curiosity about heroic veterans. Marketing, advertising and publicity are essential to building …

American Soldier – Poem + Video

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[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIcbqrpfn7Q[/tube]   American Soldier Poem When I say… I am an American Soldier I’m not shouting I’m better than you, I’m whispering, I was a boy, and now find myself a man.   When I say… I am an American Soldier I speak not only of this with pride I’m also confessing that I stumble, make mistakes, And need competent …

Target VS Mission: Smaller Goals VS Larger Goals

Michael Anthony Best Of, Self Improvement / Healthy Living, Self Improvement / Healthy Living 5 Comments

In the military we’re trained to accomplish missions, and in order to accomplish mission—large scale ones—often, the military will set up smaller targets to accomplish that will eventually lead to the accomplishment of the primary mission. This can be useful as a way of looking at goals.  If a person has a larger goal, in order to reach that goal, …