Good or Bad Idea? I have so many things that I want to do college wise; but unfortuantely I don't have the money, best of grades, or a strong parental backing to do this. I'm wondering if it may be a good idea to enlist in the army, serve my time and have college payed for afterwords. Does this sound like a naive idea?
Any advice about this subject would be helpful. I'm Thinking of Joining the Navy: I'm also into the performing arts, but I'm betting they wouldn't
Is the navy a good idea a Nellie Forbush to entertain the crowds Your aspirations are your possibilities-Samuel Johnson and a little help from nomdeplume artscallion Profile Broadway Legend joined: He thought, "this is a ground war.
They won't send Airforce people. They sent him anyway, and immediately. They kept him there. Then gave him a discharge on a trumped up charge just before he would have been enlisted long enough to qualify for anything like tuition or veteran's benefits. He never set foot in a plane or a college classroom and he's a mess from what he went through over there.
Find another way up and out. Art has a double face, of expression and illusion. Mr Roxy Broadway Legend joined: It may be different now. Journalism would be great if you could get it Good luck whatever you do.
Poster Emeritus mominator Profile Broadway Legend joined: College, books fees, and most everything else all paid for PLUS you go in as an officer!
I hate cynicism -- it's my least favorite quality and it doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen.
If you go into it with any other assumption you are wrong.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
LePetiteFromage Broadway Legend joined: He knows that he may deploy, but feels it was worth it "All I ask of you is one thing: I'm not complaining on his behalf. I thought he was joining for misguided reasons and told him so. I also told him that I thought he was fooling himself if he thought military service was a free ride to anything.
The choice comes with responsibilities and consequences. He didn't listen and he endured both. I tell this story only as an example for Brina. And secondly I want to thank everyone for their feedback, especially Papa's. A bit harsh perhaps but I know he's probably right.
To be perfectly honest this whole college search thing has been a nightmare, and it's really been reflecting on my personal life and my schoolwork. It's like I try so hard to get things right Is the navy a good idea but I can never please my father; and sometimes I wonder if being apart of the military would finally make him proud of me. Your aspirations are your possibilities-Samuel Johnson and a little help from nomdeplume midnghtdolphin Profile Broadway Legend joined: This is a hard choice, and not one to be made quickly.
The Navy would be safer at this point. But, I can also tell you that while both have a photography MOS, those "schools" are usually booked up for a long time, so chances of you doing that in the military are slim to none.
Frankly if it's all about money, work AND go to school New York City is itself a detective story Whatever you do, do it for yourself, your own goals, and your own sense of right and wrong.
That, more than anything else, will eventually make your father proud of you. And if it doesn't, that's his problem, not yours.
Elphaba Profile Broadway Legend joined: We come into this world alone, and we leave alone It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. Tomorrow I'll be turing 17, and for a while I've been seriously considering joining the Navy.
Your aspirations are your possibilities-Samuel Johnson and a little help from nomdeplume. I'm really into photography and journalism, so I was hoping to look into a field like that. I'm also into the performing arts, but I'm betting they wouldn't need a Nellie Forbush to entertain the crowds.
My nephew joined the airforce for that very reason.
Photographers mate was always a hard thing to get into. Have you checked out the ROTC program? People who enlist in the Armed Forces to "pay for college" and then complain that they were sent into combat make me furious. He knows that he may deploy, but feels it was worth it.
That's great- I think it's a most admirable decision- but I get so frustrated when I hear people complain that they didn't enlist to fight a war or simalr crap. I agree with you, Joe. I agree with you JoeKv99, if I do this I understand that I would be fighting and I'd be serving my country first before my career.
What ever you Is the navy a good idea don't do it to please someone else.
If, on the other hand, you're looking for a sense of structure in your life you might also check out the Coast Guard. But I count myself lucky, lucky, LUCKY that I have spent my entire adult life loving on the Navy.