Does anyone know someone who, after high school, is planning on entering the Armed Forces? I do. He is a very important friend to me and I must admit that I have pretty strong feelings toward him. I know I’m only a high school student. I may sound naive for saying this, but I really wish he was going to college. Sure, I’m proud of him for wanting to serve and protect his country. It’s one of the things I admire about him. I’m not strong enough to not think about the downsides of the military, however. I’m not strong enough to put on a real smile when he talks about his dreams. I want to support him, I really do. It’s just… I’ve had so many relatives in the Armed Forces who have been killed in combat. I just don’t like to think about that happening to him. I can’t handle the idea. Maye I’m just pathetic, but I think about it quite often and quite frankly, I break down every time. Graduation is drawing nearer, and he is getting farther away from me. Sigh… I just don’t know what to do.