- Jan 9, 2020
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- Cambridge Ontario
I'm so tired of this narrative, there are unmotivated couch potatoes at every age. My father is one of them, since he's retired he's done absolutely nothing. There's also plenty of adults who sit around on their ass all day doing nothing instead of working. Meanwhile, me and most of my friends are all attending post secondary education, many of whom are in STEM programs, or busting their ass working multiple jobs just to afford the most basic of necessities. Some of them are even working and doing school at the same time. That is the vast majority of my friends who are now all in their early 20's. Hardly lazy or stuck on a couch.My cousins who are in their late teens and early 20s can't be bothered to get off the couch let alone fight an actual war.
Also, as for being a snowflake. I know someone who's father is a genuine snowflake. He buries and suppresses all his emotions, cannot regulate himself and frequently lashes out in anger, and thinks it isn't manly to cry. That's what a real snowflake looks like, unable or unwilling to acknowledge and process their emotions and ignore all their problems. Confronting how you feel and why you feel that way takes courage and strength. My 16 year old brother killed himself two years ago. There are days when I legit cannot get up and do anything, not so much anymore, but there definitely used to be. Just pushing on and never dealing with it will kill you in the long run, instead I've gone to therapy and tried to deal with the grief and trauma and am more of a man now than I have ever been. More mature, more responsible, always open to learning, allowing myself to feel and process my emotions when appropriate and so on. Again I have numerous friends with similar experiences, so to paint this generation as snowflakes is preposterous. Not mention the numerous hardships we've had to live through that many older generations were fortunate enough to avoid. A once in a century pandemic, financial crisis, cost of living crisis, poor prospects in the job market and much more. Also trying to learn to adapt to the digital and social media landscape during the most formative and easily influenceable years of our lives. I could go on...
Whoever this recruiting officer is deserves to be fired, because this is utterly ridiculous. Go sign up again and put your money where your mouth is, because your multiple citizenships are in now way a barrier to entry. Especially when one nation is a treaty ally and the other is apart of our most sensitive intelligence sharing alliance. If you were a Chinese citizen who had just moved to Canada, yea, maybe you'd be rejected over fear of being a CCP plant. Hungary and Australia, a rejection on the merit of that alone would be inconceivable.I actually did sign up to enlist as a cook in the CAF.
Because I have 3 citizenships the recruiting officer in Toronto was unsure if I would be successful with the application process. Their thinking was, what if Canada goes to war with Hungary or Australia goes to war with Canada. You see where I am going with this.
Their thinking was I would have to pick sides and my application would have been heavily scrutinized as a result. They were happy to have me apply but I could tell by the look on their face that it would be a tough sell.
I decided not to go with the aptitude test knowing there was a good chance I would not be accepted.
Also, since you were accusing people of being unwilling to fight, might I also point out that a cook is not a fighting roll either. Many of my friends would be more than willing to answer the call if Canada was under threat. They might not jump in head first with absolute enthusiasm, but being willing to do something and eager to do it are two different things.