||[Oct. 21st, 2009|03:50 am]
The Question Club
Should I join the military? I'm thinking Navy or Army, def. not Air Force. Enlisted.|
I'm nineteen, I'm living at home, I flunked out of private college because of mental illness. I'm taking classes at a state school now. My family are emotionally abusive, my parents are alcoholics, and I have no friends within 500 miles of where I live. I want to go back to school eventually, but I'm financially dependent on my parents, and I can't play by their rules any longer. Both of my parents were in the military in the 70s/80s, and both of them are vehemently against my joining up, because they're afraid I'll end up in a war zone (which I'm okay with, or at least as okay with as you can be).
Basically, I'm broke and I'm too proud to keep living at home with my parents, and I like the idea of doing something more worthwhile than working as a cashier to pay my way through school, plus I feel I could use some discipline in my life to help me grow up and escape from my family's weird mindgames.
On the other hand, I'm not the most emotionally stable person in the world, my politics are very liberal... and I'm not straight.