smccoy77 posted a comment · Mar 14, 2017
Thank God I went to a military academy. We didn't hide from scales and grades. As a plebe (freshman) your PE classes consisted of Boxing (Plebe Beatings), Swimming (Plebe Drownings), and Gynmastics (Spaznastics). There is something to be said for having to undergo getting punched in the face as part of the curriculum, or struggling to swim across a pool in full uniform and web gear to avoid drowning in a survival situation. We all did it, and we all survived it, knowing that we could handle the physical and mental demands that we would have to face in our future. I'm not saying we all need to sign up for boxing, but there is something to be said for being tested and having to strive to achieve something.