Us Vs Them

Today I had my first fight on Army vs Civilian topic.

A colleague told me that Army 'people' do not do any work, enjoy three months leave on taxpayer's money and get everything in half price!!

How my blood boiled!

It's suddenly become us vs them. It's like suddenly a thin veil has been drawn between the  'others' and me, just because now I am affiliated to the Armed Forces.

Or may be it's in my mind. I hope I am not becoming arrogant. But I just get defensive when someone speaks ill of the Army now. Because I take it personally. Because I am personally experiencing the separation, the once a day phone calls, which I am grateful for as the soldier is in peace station. God knows how would've I managed was he posted in the field.

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