Would you be willing to wait a minimum of 6 or more months in aganizing anticipation before finally "getting in" to do the job that you signed up to do?
Doesn't seem too bad. It'll be worth it in the end.
Heck, no! That's too long of a wait for a paycheck!
Is your basic knowledge just enough to successfully pass a test ranging in a variety of subjects (i.e. vehicles, technology, mathematics, reading/language arts and sciences) that would determine the types of jobs you are qualified for in the military?
Yeah. I know enough. I'm pretty smart. I'll score well and in the end, I'll be well qualified for just about any type of job the military has to offer!
No, I'd say not. I could use a bit of studying. I'd probably fail the math portion.
Maybe I could pass. It can't be that hard, can it? Basic english, math and science.
Would you be ready and willing to take a plane trip or a bus ride to a far away place where you'd be striped of your dignity and have your individualism and pride torn away in an instant as well as have all of your livelyhood questioned?
If you're referring to Basic Military Training, that thing in all the war movies? YES
Okay, that sounds painful, and my answer to that is an affirmative hell-to-the-frick-NO
Well, maybe; if it's to get to where I want to be in my military career then I guess I'll just have to get through it...alive, hopefully.
How responsible are you when it comes to owning and taking care of another's property; handling finances and keeping things clean and organized?
I wouldn't say that I'm terrible at those things! I borrowed this from my friend and gave it back in perfect condition; I pay my phone bill and I keep my room somewhat clean!
Okay, long story short, I'm lazy. I do what I must to stay alive and be happy. That's about it.
If I borrow something, hopefully I'll return it in one piece. As for bills, ever hear of a "credit score"? and lastly, if I have to clean my room and keep things organized, then I guess, so be it.
Much like school in general, especially High School, you will encounter people who will garner negative feelings towards you even if they pretend to like you on the outside. In all honesty, everyone will talk behind everybodies back. Competition is a huge factor in the workplace as well. Could you handle it?
Another one of life's challenges is interaction and competitiveness. Really, you can't avoid either so, bring it on!
No, just no, to both. No one needs that kind of negativity.
I'm not really that competitive and I could care less what people think about me. This is the same no matter where you work. Guess serving the country makes no difference.
At any time when the security of the United States is threatened, you may be called upon to defend the lives of others by putting your own life at stake. Can you agree to this?
I'll do whatever it takes because I believe in freedom and protecting the lives of others. That's just how I am.
I get that there might be a war going on but I'd rather not be a part of it. I have my reasons.
Once I'm in, I guess I'm in for good. I imagine that I can't really say "no" but I can try to make things better.
Depending on your location and job, there will be opportunities for you to go all over the world to strange and exotic places. This will also involve a lot of paperwork, medical appointments, mental health checkups, and other chores that will need to be accomplished before taking that plane ride anywhere. Are you ready for the challenges ahead?
Going to another country?! Getting out of the states seems like a dream come true to me! I'll do whatever I have to do! Sign me up!
Flying a plane to the other side of the world sounds like a nice little adventure but, if it's not as easy as finding an affordable plane ticket, packing my bags, boarding the plane and sitting in the same seat for a couple of hours, then I'd rather not do it.
Going to England or Japan or to some place I"ve never heard of before sounds pretty cool! I'm not all for the work involved but if I have to do it, then I guess it's better than nothing.
In the military, you will always be tested. Whether it is your integrity, your strength and most importantly, your job knowledge. If you don't know how to do the job, you could possibly ruin the career of another member just like you. Any and every job in the military will require you to process and store large amounts of information. Not to mention that you'll be given a physical exam every year that includes running, push-ups and sit-ups, even pull-ups. What do you think about this?
You never stop learning, I guess! And I'm in shape, so I'll pass the physical part easy!
I'm not a fan of tests and I don't like running. Long answer short, I think I'd rather not.
I think...whatever. If I have to stay in shape, then I'll have to get in shape. If I have to be knowledgeable then, I'll just have to be knowledgeable.
You will certainly meet a wide variety of people due to the military's acceptance of diversity. Not to mention that each person will offer a personality all their own, also shaped by their experiences of the military. As you probably already know from the way of the world, not everyone is good, not everyone bad. Can you also accept this?
Human beings are human beings. It's as simple as that. Yes.
There are certain things I'm not ready to be confronted with. No.
I can accept this. I may or may not be a surprise to me but I can do it. Albeit, I may not want to experience it. Can't help it really.
If you a female, all of these questions and more will present new and remarkable challenges for you to encounter and overcome. You will undoubtedly encounter unrealistically bad things, as well as honorable good things. Are you prepared?
Yes, I am. I am strong. I can do it.
No, I can't. Life is hard enough.
I've encountered a lot of struggles before, whatever will come will come. Like you said, I guess I'll just have to overcome it, somehow.
I'm not a girl, but if I were, I would answer this question with one of the above.
If you are a male, you will be a part of a team that is many strong. They will look upon you for many, many things and all of your successess will be idolized but, all of your failures, no matter how small, will be amplified. Are you prepared?
Yes, I am. I am ready. I can do it.
No, I'm not.
What more did I expect?
I'm not a guy but if I were I would answer with one of the answer choices above.
You will be devoting years of your life to a cause. A cause that you believe in now and may disregard later or a cause you don't really support now but will follow to support your own life. There are many situations. Would you be willing to devote years of your life, years of your youth, for something only you can determine was objectively good or bad (or in between)?
Remember, you will become a part of something greater in which you have no control in. You will be away from your family, friends, neighbors, etc for extended periods of time. Just about every facet of your normal life will no longer apply to you for an average of four years. Can you handle this?
That's what becoming a responsible adult means. Of course I can handle it!