I've had a hard day.
What? Are you kidding me? A hard day.
Look around. Quit your whining.
Sir. But, if life were only a bit easier...
If I had
a glove, I would slap you. Soldiers stand.
Soldiers march. Soldiers endure risk and
bullets, and injury and death, every day. What
did you risk?
you have for dinner last night, and lunch today?
wife made fajitas last night and I had a turkey
sandwich for lunch.
fajita? Did I hear that right? Are you
kidding me? And, a nice turkey sandwich?
Are you kidding me?
Son, I call a lot of soldiers, but only a few are
chosen. The road to destruction is always
easy. It is always easy to slide downhill, and
while yelling "weee." Do you want to be destroyed, Son?
Sir, no Sir.
the mountain, Son. Do you
want to be one of the chosen few.
believe that you have what it takes?
I think so, Sir.
"thinks so's." You have to believe, and you
have to act. Believe me, Son, I know you have
it in you; you can do it.
Yes Sir. Yes, General -- I mean, Yes, Lord --
are you going to do when you get home.
some TV, maybe.
Son. Train. Contemplate the world, like
the magnificence of a single blade of grass.
Write a learned article. A day is coming when I need
you to be ready. Do you think your spirit,
body and mind are separate or a related unified
suppose, a related whole.
right, Son. Train your mind, train your body
and train your spirit.
actually feel the tapping on my gut...]
that gut on you, Son. Do you think that is what I
intend for you, as human being? Do soldiers have a gut like
that? I offer you an orange, full of vitamins,
complex carbohydrates, an action-packed natural supplement,
and you toss it aside for a Coke. Are you
rooms get bigger if you live smaller. Do you
Sir, I understand now, Sir. Thank you, Sir.
are you going to do? Tell me.
improve my mind, body and soul. I will stop
you've got the A+ attitude, Son, and I'm proud of
you. Now, you're on my team. Now, do
what you know, and I'll choose you. Belief is
only half the battle, Son; the other half is action. Belief is only the seed, Son. You've
still got to endure the pain and responsibility of
watering the tree. Are you going to do it,
Sir. Thank you, Sir.
train. Be brave, and endure. Do what I
need you to do. Stand ready, and know that, any soldier
carrying the flag is the most likely to die, but,
with love of God and country compelling, assumes the
risk and continues forward. Do you understand?
man. Carry on.