Recap of unposted pieces continues: unpublished in September 2007
Some people come into regiment and do little more than 3 years and 2 months fighting the system. They learn little and unfortunately are doomed to spend a lifetime fighting life.
One such individual is up in regiment today. He wonders why noone respects him and yet he has little concept that respect is something to be earned, not given freely. Unfortunately it is of litle doubt that he actually understands this, the only problem is that the only way he knows how to earn respect is on the street by being tough. Sadly he knows little of how respect is earned in the bigger world and really one could doubt that he'd even know where to begin.
Undoubtedly, many of the elder generation would condemn him. A bad youth they would think. Yet they have little understanding of todays youth nor of the society that they've created.