If you need a reminder that money doesn’t solve everything, just look at the U.S. military.
According to a USA Today article, “More than half of some 770,000 soldiers are pessimistic about their future in the military and nearly as many are unhappy in their jobs, despite a six-year, $287 million campaign to make troops more optimistic and resilient…”
Ok. Let’s think about it for a minute… Why might our troops be so unhappy still? Maybe it’s because:
1. Their commander in chief has repeatedly disparaged the U.S. military.
2. Their commander in chief has repeatedly disparaged the U.S.
3. Their commander in chief has repeatedly sent them into dangerous situations they have no business being in (e.g. Ebola-infected areas in order to supposedly contain the disease).
4. Their commander in chief has stood back and let them die (e.g. Benghazi), then lied about it to make himself look good.
5. Their commander in chief doesn’t actually listen to a single thing they say.
I mean, money can do a lot of things, but it doesn’t provide respect. And that’s kind-of a big deal when you’re sacrificing – or at least knowing that you could be called to sacrifice – your comfort and even your very lives every day.