Updated: Dec 6, 2019
"Those who don't learn from the past are destined to repeat it" - Albert Einstein (I think)
Honestly I am not sure who said that quote, but its true and wise. Every generation likes to think they are the smartest group of people alive, and in some ways they are right! But not in all the ways. Thing is, we can only master what we are exposed to. Even with the internet as our guide, we don't know what we don't know.
I always make a point to end every podcast episode with a few simple questions: 1. What was it like when you left the Military and 2. What advice do you have for people leaving the Military today? Sure you can google that, and maybe find a forum where people talk about that subject, but it's not the same. Its not REAL. There is no replacement for talking to people, no amount of sub-reddits will ever replace human interaction. If you are leaving the Military soon, and want REAL advice about what to expect, just ask. Reach out and make the connection to someone who has been there. Find a mentor.