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to_dave007
On ‎2018‎-‎03‎-‎22 at 4:55 PM, Semper paratus said:

It's called the Military.

There's many other ways to challenge a kid besides the military.  Fix up a car with his own hands..  Build a boat that works.  Renovate that basement room.  Build a short wave radio.

At age 16 the son of one friend of mine joined a heritage airplane club, made up of mostly white haired men. By age 18 he had torn down an air craft engine and put it back together.  By 24 he was an aeronautical engineer, and had restored an accident damaged Cessna and got it recertified to fly.

Son of another friend upset his father by NOT going to university, and working at a car wash instead.  But he didn't drink, and didn't smoke and didn't have a credit card and soon he owned the car wash, and then another small business, and then he entered engineering school in Germany.  Today he has a Ph.D. in engineering and makes the big bucks others dream of.

Many many ways to challenge a kid.  Military is good for some, but it's not the only way.  

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lamoe
1 hour ago, to_dave007 said:

There's many other ways to challenge a kid besides the military.  Fix up a car with his own hands..  Build a boat that works.  Renovate that basement room.  Build a short wave radio.

At age 16 the son of one friend of mine joined a heritage airplane club, made up of mostly white haired men. By age 18 he had torn down an air craft engine and put it back together.  By 24 he was an aeronautical engineer, and had restored an accident damaged Cessna and got it recertified to fly.

Son of another friend upset his father by NOT going to university, and working at a car wash instead.  But he didn't drink, and didn't smoke and didn't have a credit card and soon he owned the car wash, and then another small business, and then he entered engineering school in Germany.  Today he has a Ph.D. in engineering and makes the big bucks others dream of.

Many many ways to challenge a kid.  Military is good for some, but it's not the only way.  

Very true but it is the most readily effective and inexpensive

 

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Semper paratus
5 minutes ago, lamoe said:

Very true but it is the most readily effective and inexpensive

 

Not to mention doing a service for your country.

"ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." JFK......

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Humboldt
2 hours ago, to_dave007 said:

Build a short wave radio.

Yes he's waiting on paper work to enlist in the US Navy not sure he will be able to make it thru basic training  , anyway i told him in the mean while he should get a short wave radio technician license to operate ham .I have a license , thinking it would be a good way to bond ,,, But no luck hard to get kids away from there video games ,, just in case anyone is interested there is a ham radio convention coming up in Cebu April  8th Ayala Mall

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17 hours ago, lamoe said:

Very true but it is the most readily effective and inexpensive

In the US, that is true, but in the Philippines getting into the military is very difficult. The requirements are almost as stringent as for getting into the PNP. We always have to remember that what is true in our home country is NOT always true here.

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