Yesterday I had pretty intensive chat about the topic, with my friends mom whom I have never seen before.
She asked some commong things about me such as where I live, am I in the same class as her son and so on. Well, I told that Im not currently in school.. Im in civilservice.. *boom*. First she was joking about that since Im doing my civilservice in university I can get girls with that, saying that Im in uni. and all. But then she started questioning my reasons, why Im not in military. I told her that my ethics and common sense are saying not to go there. I don't want to learn to kill, I don't want to support organisation that primary goal (after all) is to kill people. Sure, Finland isn't at "war" currently but no matter what you say, I think it's always about killing. Maybe some day it could be stunning people, but that's when we are in the era of StarTrek or something.
Anyhow, we talked about 15min why Im not in the military and how "bad" choice it is to be in civilservice. She said couple of times that she doesn't mean anything bad with her questions and now afterwards I feel a bit bad because I tried to defend my self. Not because I couldn't "defend" my self but because I went along and answered. I pitty people who can't accept oppinions that differs from their oppinions. That's the reason why we have wars. Iraq vs. USA for example, it is after all USA wanting someone else to control the country and maybe even about terrorist hunt. But if we (humans) would be civilized as we think, we could change things without killing.
Oh well, it's useless to write my reasons down here either. These matters are mostly oppinional and if the persons have made their mind it's unlikely they will change. Im not saying that it would be useless to talk, it's always good to talk, but the conversation should be "neutral". It shouldn't be accusing someone for hes/hers decisions, and common sense should be used. Maybe these are the reasons why I like StarTrek so much (ok, there's humans vs. rest of the galaxy). Finally there humans have "united" and changed the way they operate, it's not important to gather alot of money. It's important to drive humanity towards better wealth.
GPL! That's how I like to think things. Have freedom to make choices, freedom to change things and freedom to help others. Now, it's controlled by somebody other than me. Soon, it will be companies that control goverments. Kinda like in the US now ;)
Peace, Im out!