Words from a Father

Husband of One, Father of Four

Month: March, 2013

481. Military Enlistment

If you join the military — and I don’t think you necessarily should — follow a few guidelines:

  • If you must enlist, join the Air Force. You’ll have a nicer life and your own place.
  • Don’t enlist “open general”.
  • Only sign up when the contract lists a precise job. But know that the contract has a clause which says they can change your job at their preference and without notice.
  • Take as much school and pass as many CLEP tests as you can while you are in. The military will pay for much of it during your enlistment and your CLEP results will give you college credit without making you pay for or take the classes.
  • If given the opportunity, choose the higher investment into your military college fund. You will need every dollar you can get.
  • The military is not for everyone. If it’s not for you, get out and do what you like. If it is for you, do your best. That should go for everything, though.
  • Yeah, do your best at everything. Don’t be afraid to fail; do your best at everything. You’ll do great.

    480. Quotes: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on Loving Versus Working

    “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”

    —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    479. Dining Room Table

    Have kids? Get a table without any planks or channels, otherwise every piece of runaway food will get stuck there and every spilled drink will flow through the cracks.

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