You were in the "forces" were you not, Spheres? so I guess you have some sympatico with the "art" of war, considering you must have volunteered.
No, actually I detest war, and see that the phrase "art of war" is an oxymoron. Art is about creation via imagination and war is about destruction via fear. And while it could be said that both deal with the selfish release of pain, only one outlet is forced upon another. Only the psychotic are simpatico with war.
You reply "No", does that mean you have never been in the forces?
Actually I was specifically addressing where my sympathy lies. Additionally I see that I am, what I am today. My past, is what I was in the past, and is in no way necessarily indicative, of what I am now. Quite the contrary, ones past is often that which fuels the change for their future, if one cares to grow. So yes, I'm avoiding answering your query either way, and wonder why you ask in the first place. I'm also one of those that tends to 'try' and not pigeon hole someone due to their profession. It's not what you do, or have done, professionally in a world where one is forced to have a profession, in order to survive, that counts, as there are many variables that come into play, as to what choices one has, that are beyond their control, to varying degrees.
I know, I'm just a pain in the ass!