In the film Marlboro Marine I really understood more PTSD after war in Iraq. James Blake Miller was the icon for this film because of all of his difficulties with PTSD. One thing that James said really make me think a little bit about the way society looks at people in the army when they come home. James said "Questions that needs to asked after Iraq should be 'How are you doing?' 'Are you okay, or need to talk?'" That really brought to my attention because I always see videos of welcoming home surprises or party's. I've always thought how sweet they were to watch that sometimes it would even bring a tear to my eyes. But I never thought what about after that? Do they go back to there normal lives? We never see video where people ask how they are doing coping with the war, we only see the big grand gesture as soon as they come home.
I think as a community we need to ask more questions and get more involved with out veterans. They surived our country to make sure we were free and could live life the way that we want to. We all need to take more action by helping them with whatever they need like PTSD. I really believe it is the least that we could do. Lets make our veteran get to feel just as free as we do living in this country.
Reading Holding On I thought it was very interesting learning about the hobo lifestyle. I thought it was a odd but nice that after they would use pots and pans to cook their food they would then clean them and leave them there for the next hobo's to use. I would think they would have just taken them ti keep so when they need to eat the next time they were able to use them.
If I was out of work, had no car or phone I would walk all crossed the state that I lived in to find a job. I would try to the closes place to me to work because then as soon as I get payed I could try it would be easier for me to find a place to stay. In this day and age many people wouldn't want to take me in to help me or even think twice about if I was a good person looking to work. I would need to find a place I could make shelter and still be safe.