The military service
In Algeria, men have many responsibilities and things to learn in order to build their mentality of mature persons.
Studies, work, experience in all stuffs, and also the military service which is obligatory here.
The military service has many advantages:
It’s a good way to learn the meaning of managing life and things.
As we take it far from our house, it helps to become independent from the family
We learn to cook, to wash our clothes, to prepare everything for ourselves.
It’s also known for all kinds of sports we do there to make the body strong.
What’s more is that we protect our country; we manage to use arms and to defend the territory.
It teaches us how to live in order to succeed and to make the good choices.
But as it has advantages, it has disadvantages also:
We can be killed while we are training.
We’ll spend too much time far from our relatives, we can meet bad people there and we‘ll be influenced by them.
We can become also too authoritarian and this will change our behavior toward our family and friends. When we are too organized and do everything in order and rules, people won’t feel relax with this, we’ll be controlling them , and it’s bad!!
Personally, I think that it is not a very good thing here in Algeria to take a military service, because it’s too dangerous and risky.
I do believe that defending the country is a good thing but not when you are sent to the mountain to catch terrorists, so the one who wants to build his maturity can do it with strength in himself without any external factor