Comment: Because its not just about the money - its also about being an

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Because its not just about the money - its also about being an

A type personality. Its about the drive to compete, to always have a challenge, to win, to succeed and on and on. When we were little boys we played king of the hill, then we played organized sports then we joined the military and on and on. At every stage leaving behind those who could not compete, ever climbing into a more elite group- no matter how silly it looks now.

It is hard for those who were not brought up that way to understand. It is about always having an opponent - someone to push you, someone to push, someone to beat you - and you beat them - its about an adversary. It is about the challenge. Every scar tells a story, every ache a tale.

And frankly, there is no greater challenge, not greater scar and no greater tale than that of combat(in the context of the a-type mentality). Not everyone wanted to sit around smoking pot - some wanted to go be Rambo - and you can't be the man unless you beat the man - and you can't beat Rambo if you have never been in a war(see how this works).

I have said it before on here, and will repeat it - there was a time I felt whole heartedly cheated that I never got a chance to see combat while in the Marines(and don't think for one second I was alone in that sentiment). Bring me back to 92-93 and you would not even have to pay me to go overseas(the Marines don't pay very well you know) - I would have gone for the shear challenge of it. I would have gone for the "fun" of it(fun in the eyes of an 18yo whos eyes were not truly open).

The wars are about money - but they are also about the ultimate challenge, redemption and a whole host of other issues(this is part of McCrazies problem- his father outshined him in the ultimate mans club - the military - McCrazy got shot down and we lost the war - his only way to outdo dad it to have a greater war to win than dad - who served in WWII).

They are about winning. They are about stroking very large egos.

Its king of the hill for adults.

Thanks to the DP and RP and the wisdom they have brought on me - I have learned to repress these feelings - lol. But for some, it is in the blood and they are not fortunate enough to have been awoken - for proof come to card night with me and my brothers and see how fast the table becomes inflamed if I mention RP - LOLLLL.