Originally Posted by DuffMan
And at the risk of looking like an old guy (more than normal) I really think we need to reinstate the draft.
For years and years, those young men without direction were inducted into the military where they gained basic life skills, marketable job skills, self-discipline, and direction. They became better people and citizens as a result, understanding that they are part of a larger society.
Today, we have hoardes of "eternal adolescents" who are essentially 25 or 30 year-old teenagers who think they're the nucleus of their own little universe.
I'm only 23, well, 23 on Monday, and I agree with you 100%. I have too many deadbeat friends from high school.
Kettering didn't have many deadbeats because they get weeded out so early. If you don't go to college and are not working a full time job, you get to serve.