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Children of army-men have beautiful childhoods. They live in green environments, get exposure to sports, and adapt faster because frequent transfers of their parents take them to new places and people. So, when my father, who served in the Indian Army, decided to take a premature retirement, we begged him to stay back. My father reasoned that he would join his family business and that’s a better occupation because it is more productive and contributes to nation-building. Commerce brings prosperity and growth. Yet, we glorify war and its heroes. War leads to loss of life and property for both warring sides and yet if we were to talk about heroes, we rarely talk about those great men who started a risky business venture, toiled through bad and good economic times and subsequently made it big. Here’s an article that talks about why such people deserve to be called heroes.

http://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/waterloo-or-railways.aspx

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