So I was just watching TV and an ad came on for the US Army. The typical, "BE STRONGER. FASTER, and ELITE!" Having served 8 years in the army and over 2 years in combat tours in Iraq, I'm proud of my service. When I see these commercials I'm always like FUCK YEAH MY TIME IN THE ARMY WAS BAD ASS, FUCK I MISS IT!! Remembering rolling around towns manning my 50 cal and the camaraderie. Then after that initial adrenaline rush wears off, all the memories of getting yelled at, treated like shit, and shot at in 136* heat with 70lbs of gear for $2000/month comes flooding back. FOCUS: What do you get nostalgic about, just to remember how shitty it was in actuality? Miss your care free days of high school only to remember getting stuffed in trash cans and shoved into lockers?