I suspect most of you don't care, but I made a pretty big decision today.
I have never mentioned it directly on this blog, but I have been an officer in the United States Air Force for the last five years. I have enjoyed the people, the jobs, and the military's role in my maturation. Although I do have a bit more of a Ron Paul view of our foreign policy, I recognize that military serves an unfortunately necessary role in the current world.
I understand the anarchist viewpoint that because a person trusts themselves to do the right thing that they can extend that trust to everyone else. Having been robbed several times, I have lost some of my trust of fellow man that I will try to regain. Trust might be the only way the world can know peace.
To the trustworthy men and women of America who have paid taxes to support the ideas this country holds dear, I say thank you. To the hardworking libertarian types who don't want to pay taxes to support problems you see in the current state of affairs, I understand and say thank you for supplying consumer goods, inventions and services that make life better for each of us. More directly, thank you to those who have showed both fiscal support and moral support to me and fellow military members. Although it may shock you, a lot of the Air Force members are a lot more enlightened and possess more common sense about worldly affairs than what I have run into outside of the military. I only say that to maybe try easing some of the fear "internet people" have over NDAA (which is a dangerous precedent) or a military police state.
Thank you isn't enough. I appreciate the experience and opportunities the American people have given me. However, it is time to move on. I decided to separate from the military today to find more challenging experiences. I have frequently been told to stay and do my "twenty" to get the retirement. I have chosen freedom over security. I need to make a new path.
As you might have guessed, I'd like to work in the securities industry, but am currently open to anything, anywhere that sounds challenging and rewards labor. Mining and energy are appealing too. Please provide advice or anything else you would like to tell me in the comments section.
And what you really came for:
"Don’t you know, there are some things that can beat smartness and foresight? Awkwardness and stupidity can. The best swordsman in the world doesn’t need to fear the second best swordsman in the world; no, the person for him to be afraid of is some ignorant antagonist who has never had a sword in his hand before; he doesn’t do the thing he ought to."