In the US, less than 1% of American are currently serving in its armed forces, and less than 5% of living Americans have ever served. Yet as I wander the halls of LJs checking out various projects, blogs, reviews, forums, etc it strikes me that a much larger percentage either are serving or have served in the armed forces.
My question then is how many of my fellow LJs are, or have, served. This question applies to my fellow LJs that are citizens of other countries.
I am further curious if there is a correlation. Woodworking to me requires an individual not afraid to try, try to learn, apply, fail, learn from failure, and try again until mastered, yet in some ways never be fully satisfied. Woodworking for me also allows me to apply logic in solving a problem (i.e. joinery) while also being creative. All of these aspects I find very similar to my military experience; despite common perceptions military life, particularly as you become a leader, requires logic and creativity.
Any thoughts on this, I will certainly fine interesting.
Thanks, to all that serve or have served.
-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards