An Important Read.
I stumbled across this (very long) article in Esquire, and quite frankly, it is one of the more powerful things I've ever read. It's an extended interview with the Seal Team 6 member who shot and killed Osama bin Laden, and you can read it here.
He joined the Navy at 19, after getting his heart broken. I love this quote:
"That's the reason Al Qaeda has been decimated," he joked, "because she broke my fucking heart."
More amazingly, he is now unemployed, and receives almost no support from the government after 16 years as a warrior for his country. His family live in fear of reprisals from terrorists. And he is a broken man, in many ways. I strongly encourage everyone to read this article: it's incredible.