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Response to atreides1 (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:39 PM

40. Before you jump all over people who might actually be entirely innocent....

 

It is quite common for military personnel to hide injuries and mental/emotional problems for a variety of reasons.

1. Feelings of obligation to fulfill their duties.
2. As a corrollary to item 1, a desire to avoid placing an additional burden on their comrades. ("If I don't do this some other poor bastard is going to have to do it.")
3. Wanting to avoid any possibility of being seen as shirking or "slacking". (This can be driven internally by both 1 and 2, and externally by peer pressure or other factors.
4. Promotion/career opportunities.
5. Ignorance (or sometimes, self-denial) of the actual or possible severity of their problems.

Anybody familiar with the military can attest to this. I've probably been guilty of all five at various points of my career.

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