I can imagine why many Marines would want to commit suicide. Simply put, the Marine Corps life sucks donkey balls. It’s fucking depressing. It’s lonely, aggravating and boring. Any attempt at making any romantic relationships usually end in failure due to the Marines making you move around a lot causing you to see your significant other a lot less. There’s usually nothing to do in the Barracks except drink, use the internet, get a new tattoo and play video games.
In my old unit, everyone jokes about suicide all the time. In fact, this comic was inspired by a fellow Marine who told me how he was going to commit suicide if he were to do it. But really, he had no real reason to. If he was feeling down, he’d go out with some buddies and get plastered drunk out of town. This isn’t the best solution to combat suicide but I guess it’s better than nothing.
“What gets me through the Marine Corps is the next payday and beer.”
I don’t think too many Marines talk about needing help because they’re afraid of their command coming down hard on them. I sure as hell didn’t trust my command after the things they did. Why the hell would I want to talk to them?
If you’re in the Corps, I’m sure you’ve thought about suicide whenever you field day but suicide not worth it. Suicide is a permanent fix to a temporary problem. Get out of the Corps and live your life. Life is truly better outside of the Corps. 4 years isn’t that long. Just take it one day at a time. Payday to payday. Weekend alcohol binge to weekend alcohol binge.
On a side note, check out KarlDonitz’s demotivating youtube page about USMC life.
Jumping off the fourth deck since 1775.