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The Car, The War

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What’s the difference between a mobile society and a mobile war?

You find out when the warriors hang up their guns.

It’s how they drive down their familiar town road after trailing an IED blast in Iraq.

Drive faster? Slower? Don’t drive?

Just know that wars get forgotten fast. Your decisions belong to you, not the war.

THIS IS NOT YOU

THIS IS NOT YOU

Ask a Korean War vet about it. It’s called The Forgotten War for a reason.

Ask a baby boomer about Vietnam. It was a gruesome body-count television war for years.

Decades later memories fade.

What no one ever forgets is what you do the rest of your life, if you have one.

And you do. Avoid wasting your life in an auto accident.

You’re here but you’re not the same? You have questions?

Don’t look for answers on the highway.

No one shows the respect you earned on the battlefield? The soccer mom van clogging the fast lane isn’t the problem.

You know how to drive through a combat mission? From the Washington Post:

“The most common explanation is that troops bring back driving habits that were lifesaving in war zones but are dangerous on America’s roads. They include racing through intersections, straddling lanes, swerving on bridges and, for some, not wearing seat belts because they hinder a rapid escape.”

You’ve got a five year window to get through the flashbacks. Then it’s all on you.

Let things slow down a little before you jump on a new motorcycle. Re-learn the American road from the tires up in a car first.

The road home is slow, but stay on it. Then write a blog post with reach. That’s you.

STILL NOT YOU

STILL NOT YOU

 

 

 

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