Karl Marlantes Quote
In the military I could exercise the power of being automatically respected because of the medals on my chest, not because I had done anything right at the moment to earn that respect. This is pretty nice. It's also a psychological trap that can stop one's growth and allow one to get away with just plain bad behavior.
What It Is Like To Go To War (ed. Atlantic Books Ltd, 2011) - ISBN: 9780857893796