We often hear about the civil-military divide in the United State --- the deep chasm between those who have served and the rest of the nation. “Civilians just don’t understand our issues,” veterans say. “Veterans are all heroes!” civilians say, except when we’re victims of post-traumatic stress disorder who might snap during a fireworks show. Both sides are guilty of not understanding the context around the issues we each face.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.