Survival is Winning

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by Ben Huot

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25 Years After Serving in the Military

Military Prepared Me for My Future and the Future of Life in America

How to Live Through

And Be Productive with

Social Distress

Cultural Distress

Emotional Distress

How to Survive

Specific Behavioral

Behavioral / Philosophical

Personal Cognitive

Institutional Cognitive

Cognitive / Philosophical


The Army was overall a negative experience, but the training was very useful later in life, for difficult times and situations.

The problem is that you can lose your mind or get burned alive, which are both more common than most people think.

The people in the military are great, while the mission is unthinkable, which makes military life very difficult for highly sensitive people.

The Army does do emotionally testing of its soldiers. This is called Basic Training.