I feel like all my potential has been wasted.

I feel like all my potential has been wasted.  I cannot put into words how much I truly regret joining the Marine Corps.  A college education has never seemed to sweet and dear to me.  Yet, my TA form got denied until I prove myself by passing my first class.  Educational opportunities my ass!  Shit’s supposed to be free BECAUSE I FUCKING ENLISTED NOT BECAUSE SOME OFFICER DECIDES I DESERVE IT!

The worst part about the Corps is that people at home are so proud of you, which means that you can never, ever, tell them the truth about it.  Even if you could, people simply cannot understand without being here themselves.

I feel like the Marine Corps was meant to be better than this.  I feel like it’s a punishment for young men who are immature, and arrogant.  The ones who learn their lesson get out and make something of themselves while the ones who don’t learn either stay in and never learn how to not be a douche bag or get out and suck at life.

Honestly, I’d happily die today or have Mayans rip my heart out and sacrifice me to their sun god if it meant not waking up tomorrow and being in the United States Marine Corps.

– Kyle_bagget3000

  • potential_NOT

    If you had any “potential” you wouldn’t have joined the service.

    • Anonymous

      Some people actually believe that the military is difficult, and noble, and all of those things that recruiters try to pass it off as.  There’s no point in hating over someone who got drawn in by the propaganda.  He’s seen the light, so there’s no reason to rag on him for it.

    • Madmike19682003

      i know more than a few former enlisted servicemen who went on to really good things. people make mistakes and than recover from them. i and others joined the service for noble reasons(to defend america) and a few other reasons(travel,adventure,etc)but we found out the marine corps had a lotta drawbacks we weren’t aware of when we signed the papers. i also like to point out that when i joined i was a 18 year old kid who couldn’t legally drink a beer,buy a pistol,gamble in a casino or drive a taxi cab among other things. that holds true for most former marines. military recruitment and training is not built for men but for teenagers. i believe in a strong military and i believe everyone should be required to help aid in this countries defense but we shouldn’t be sent overseas and we should be treated better than way to many veterans have been treated by the chain of command.

  • potential_NOT

    If you had any “potential” you wouldn’t have joined the service.

    • NINJA_PUNCH

      Some people actually believe that the military is difficult, and noble, and all of those things that recruiters try to pass it off as.  There’s no point in hating over someone who got drawn in by the propaganda.  He’s seen the light, so there’s no reason to rag on him for it.

    • Madmike19682003

      i know more than a few former enlisted servicemen who went on to really good things. people make mistakes and than recover from them. i and others joined the service for noble reasons(to defend america) and a few other reasons(travel,adventure,etc)but we found out the marine corps had a lotta drawbacks we weren’t aware of when we signed the papers. i also like to point out that when i joined i was a 18 year old kid who couldn’t legally drink a beer,buy a pistol,gamble in a casino or drive a taxi cab among other things. that holds true for most former marines. military recruitment and training is not built for men but for teenagers. i believe in a strong military and i believe everyone should be required to help aid in this countries defense but we shouldn’t be sent overseas and we should be treated better than way to many veterans have been treated by the chain of command.

  • David

    Did anyone notice what he said?

    “I
    feel like it’s a punishment for young men who are immature, and
    arrogant.”

    Well duh!  Quit being immature and arrogant and grow up!!!

    The Marine Corps as an institution isn’t the problem, it’s those in it.  I served for almost 10 years and got out.  It had its ups and downs, it had its share of poor and outstanding leaders, but all in all it was the people who were serving that made it or broke it.  You think civilian life is a bed of roses?  Stand by….

    You say a college education never seemed so sweet, you probably would have dropped out your first year.  You say you deserve educational opportunities, you don’t deserve a thing with that attitude.  You need to look back at why you joined in the first place.  If it was for selfish reasons like education, to get away from your home town, etc.; you joined for the wrong reasons and you got what you deserve.

    The Marine Corps was meant to be better than this, but it’s jokers like you that have ruined it.  Maybe you’ll grow up and not “suck at life.”

    • GoliathZombie

      You stayed in the Marine Corps for 10 years and you are telling this kid that he sucks at life?

      Are you fucking kidding me?  Dude that’s just ass backwards.

  • David

    Did anyone notice what he said?

    “I
    feel like it’s a punishment for young men who are immature, and
    arrogant.”

    Well duh!  Quit being immature and arrogant and grow up!!!

    The Marine Corps as an institution isn’t the problem, it’s those in it.  I served for almost 10 years and got out.  It had its ups and downs, it had its share of poor and outstanding leaders, but all in all it was the people who were serving that made it or broke it.  You think civilian life is a bed of roses?  Stand by….

    You say a college education never seemed so sweet, you probably would have dropped out your first year.  You say you deserve educational opportunities, you don’t deserve a thing with that attitude.  You need to look back at why you joined in the first place.  If it was for selfish reasons like education, to get away from your home town, etc.; you joined for the wrong reasons and you got what you deserve.

    The Marine Corps was meant to be better than this, but it’s jokers like you that have ruined it.  Maybe you’ll grow up and not “suck at life.”

    • GoliathZombie

      You stayed in the Marine Corps for 10 years and you are telling this kid that he sucks at life?

      Are you fucking kidding me?  Dude that’s just ass backwards.