Duh!!” With her one-word response, MilitaryTimes.com reader Deborah summed up what many thought of a recent study that says military service makes men less “agreeable.”I've been writing, in my head and off-and-on, a lengthy , perhaps even an uber-, the gist of which can be encapsulated by an observation by my college Psych 102(? Been a couple of years...) Professor Anderson declared that the ideal, most healthy personal philosophy could be summed upo in the words of an immortal Amercian philosopher, with a minor addition:
The research, conducted by German scientists and a Washington University of St. Louis psychology professor, found that young men who enlisted in the military not only were less agreeable — and less neurotic — to begin with than their civilian counterparts, but they stayed that way long after they hung up their uniforms.
In other words, their “give-a-damn” is busted.
“Military service makes men less tolerant and accommodating of undisciplined, neurotic, no-attention-to-detail civilians and the relentless barrage of frivolous crap and bullsh• inundating society,” wrote a former Navy SEAL.
“Too grumpy?” he added.
Popeye The Sailor Man, he felt, should have declared
I yam what I yam, and I'm damned glad of it!!!Any neurotic civilians who don't like it can go take a long walk off a short gang plank.