Within the video Marlboro Marine the most important thing that I noticed was how his past was still effecting his future. The marine talked about how nothing seemed right. When he returned from Iraq all he wanted was for someone to ask how he was doing, or how was he feeling; not a celebration or party. When he returned to Kentucky he just wanted time alone, and time to himself. Since no one around him could understand the trauma he experienced. But the thing that stuck with me most from this video was, "What have we gained as a country other than losing good people that are willing to fight for their country". I think this is so important. What is the reason to have war than to raise the amount of deaths each year. No matter what someone is going to get hurt.
In the book Holding On, the hobo lifestyle was very funny to me. Hobo's are like families; they look out for one another. I also liked how the book explained the difference between hobo's and bums. Hobo's are willing to work for food and a place to sleep at night. On the other hand, bums have no work ethic and just expect to be handed things. But one thing that I learned about the hobo life is that it is very hard to leave it; because no one wants you. You learn to take care of yourself;on your own terms of survival. Even if that means working day and night just to find your next meal, and catching a train to find work some place else.