Sunday, August 29, 2010

Too Much of a Good Thing

Some people have a hard enough time getting one thing that they want. Imagine if you got everything you wanted and all of a sudden the two things that you wanted most in life conflicted with each other. That's exactly what happened to Ben Garland formerly of the Air Force Academy. When he was a young boy, he dreamed about going into the Air Force Academy and becoming a fighter pilot. However, he also fantasized about playing in the NFL for the Denver Broncos since he was from Colorado. Now you obviously see where I'm going with this. He went Air Force, and he played well throughout college. He was accepted to a pilot training school in Del Rio, Texas. However, the Denver Broncos also signed him as a free agent. So, there is a dilemma. Do you play for the team you always wanted to play for, or do you go into the Air Force like you always dreamed? If that were me, I would play football because I would not be brave enough to handle the Armed Forces. However, it is honorable that he wants to serve his country in a way that people like me appreciate. Whatever Ben chooses, I think he cannot really go wrong. He gets a great career either way, and he gets to do what most people will never do; he has a career he wants.
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