There’s an objective in the military to find a work-life balance. Many people have the best intentions when they say this should be a priority, but many are simply unaware of reality or unwilling to test it. There is no such thing as work-life balance for the military. There is only the cut line.
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.