Respect, Loyalty And Responsibility In The Military

United States of America, land of the free. Our entire country’s history is based on people who fought for what they believed in, who fought for freedom. One of the main reasons that we won the revolutionary war, is because everyone in what was to become the United States of America, fought as one, everyone took their share, and fought together. Taking part in the military teaches individuals how to stand up for not only themselves but also for others and what they believe in. It also helps to shape a person’s personality, and has life-long advantages. From a young age, Americans are taught to stand up for ourselves, others, and for what we believe in. Schools and parents try to drill this into the minds of the young, as a way to prevent bullying. …show more content…
Each are important qualities to have as a human being. We need these qualities to be considered “successful” in society. The military life teaches not only the military member but their dependents respect. As a military child, I learned to respect all of my surroundings, all people including strangers, and to respect myself and my beliefs. Do you like being respected? Why not respect others as well; treat others like you would like to be treated. By going into the military, you would learn how to be respectful and how to be respected. It gives you an entirely different perspective. Responsibility, in the military, one is not only responsible for themselves, but are responsible for their fellow service-men and women. The military teaches the importance of doing things correctly from the beginning, and getting it done quickly. This skill is important to have through any part of life, it can help with time management and the quality of work. Have you ever met someone who had impressed you with a surprising amount of loyalty? What about loyalty for their country? Personally, I believe that loyalty for one’s country is most impressive, and one of the most inspiring. Loyalty is necessary in all aspects of life, in work, in relationships, in family. When you put effort into something, such as the military, you are putting effort into your country, it becomes a part of you. In the military, individuals quickly learn that they are not the center …show more content…
Whether an individual wants to make the military a career or if they want to serve just for a few years, there are advantages. When we are older, we look back at our lives, we want to be proud that we stood for something, that we helped fight for something or someone. When the elderly are asked what they regret most, the majority would list things that they had wished that they had done, rather than something that they had done. So why not do something, and stand up for something that is worth fighting

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