Although some may say I have made it, I feel like I'm still hunting the pieces of my puzzle. When I feel that I have found all the pieces of complete self-discovery, prosperity, effective leadership and influence, I will sit down and put them together. I will look in the mirror again, and this time I will be greeted by the smile of feeling content with myself.
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In 2011, post-9/11 male veterans between the ages of 18 and 24 faced an unemployment rate of 29 percent. Think about that for a moment. Think about that for a moment. Can you imagine a young person, after serving their country in very dangerous situations for a modest paycheck, coming home to an environment where around a third of his or her friends can't find a decent job?