Military Discipline and PTSD

Michael Anthony Best Of, Blogishness, ptsd, Self Improvement / Healthy Living, Self Improvement / Healthy Living, Uncategorized 3 Comments

What sets a combat veteran apart from others who suffer from PTSD is in the background of the trauma. While you don’t have to be in a war zone to have PTSD, the trauma related to a war zone is a far different one from other causes of PTSD. This isn’t to diminish the real life suffering and psychological effects …

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, …