2004-05-26 23:41:25 ET
I'm an artist. But what do you believe the army stands for. If I remember correctly, it stands for roughly the same as the Navy:
Honor, Courage, Commitment. What you see portrayed in the media tends to be the negative effects (normally of war). It's usually a person who is bringing down the name or the collateral damage of war.
I believe that everyone (at least most) can benefit from serving. Even if you're not serving your country, and if you feel that you're a revolutionary, don't think of it as serving your country, think of it as using your country, or your country serving you. And in the Army you don't have to be a grunt, there are many jobs that they have that can prepare you.
If I may, sorry for the annoyance, but the Creed the Navy stands by (I believe is similar to the army)
I am a United States Sailor
I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me.
I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world.
I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with honor, courage, and commitment.
I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.
If that sounds like complete malarky and you can't stand by that, then the army would be the fool's choice. If you feel that there is even a semblence of honor in that, then you really need to think about what the military can offer you. Only you can make the choice.