Recently, Staff Sergeant Mark De Alencar, U. S. Army, a special forces operator—with an impressive service record of extensive training and combat experience, and medals and badges to complement—died in battle (small arms) while carrying out counter ISIS operations.
Having a safe space to imagine and dream and (re)invent yourself is the first step to being happy and successful, whatever road you choose to pursue. – Ashley Bryan
Not long thereafter an Army general decided to drop a bomb (great big arm) on ISIS—demonstrating there are all sorts of means to counter the enemy.
With that, ISIS realized hiding in tunnels and caves, like termites, is not such a good idea.
Safe space gone.
The U. S. reported dozens of deaths and casualties.
ISIS countered no one killed.
Believe what you will.
But when a 21,000 pound bomb is zeroed in on the known location of the enemy, a believed safe space, somebody died.
Amidst war news from Afghanistan, American college kids (not all but some) whimper on about their need for a safe space.
For Staff Sergeant Alencar, and the likes of him (men and women) who voluntarily choose to wear the uniform of our military, the safest space on earth is a peculiarly shaped area—that happens to protect about 350 million.
Don’t believe it?
Go live some place else on Mother Earth for a while – say Syria, Iraq, or Afghanistan, for starters.
If not familiar, consult a map for their (not at all safe) space shapes.
Take that first step.
Hit the road, Jack!