2019-03-05 00:00:00

Working with folks who share the same goal and ideals and vision and mission and beliefs is one of the best things in the world. You find common ground and that’s basically the same thing we do in the beloved Corps! Hoorah! Semper Fi! Do or die! Hold ‘em high at 8 th and i!

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So drop your fun and grab your gun! It’s time to lock n’ load!

1. Diversity

We all know the liberal and democratic craze about diversity. You meet people from all walks of life and all types of genders and all types of races, colors and creeds. You socialize with them and find common ground because that’s what you do best. In the military, there’s a sort of diversity that isn’t diverse. It’s all about doing the same thing in harsh conditions. Your race, color, creed, gender and religion are all replaced with a number. Ya got that?

2. Freedom

Now, I’m sure we’re all too familiar with that “freedom isn’t free” And that’s somewhat true. We in the Corps need to fight for it as we did in the War for Independence. However, the freedom I’m referring to here is the freedom in which you knuckleheads walk around and socialize and talk about whatever it is you guys want to talk about.

3. Entertainment

My form of entertainment is playing computer games, auto/moto racing (or watching them) or simply going to the range with the boys and bringing some lead down range. I’m a man of adrenaline and that’s my entertainment. You could, however, find entertainment just by socializing with random folks who share a common belief or ideals or goals.

4. Learning

Whatever affinity group you choose, you will always learn something. Even if you’ve decided to leave, you still learned something. I learned at my basic training in the Corps that teamwork is important for survival. Do you maggots understand that?

Reference: How to Start an Affinity Group at Work, According to Real People Who Did It