I know it's not easy, that's why I want to do it. Why is everyone on this board so discouraging?
Every interview and podcast I've listened to with current/former assaulters say that they encourage everyone to tryout.
I don't understand this bring me down attitude with the Canadian military, look at the US, if you say you want to be a SEAL, everyone tells you what you need to do, yes its hard, but they don't shove discouragement down your throat.
If you read, you’ll see several posts throughout this site offering sage advice to potential recruits and those already serving who have varying aspirations within CAF. Interspersed, however, are those explaining the clear realities of what to expect. That shouldn’t be viewed as discouraging. You should be able to filter all
types of posts and use the info as critical means towards your goals.
Very few people are going to be openly cheering you on, giving you positive affirmations, and saying ‘go get’em tiger!’ (Figuratively speaking.) Instead, there’ll be those who will put it to you straight, will offer you their own experiences through service and job-knowledge, won’t sugar-coat anything and will let you prove yourself. A few will be cheering you on silently. That’s the reality.
You’re only doing yourself a disservice by calling out those who you feel aren’t being as positive about your goals as you think they should be. (As well, you need to understand that some are a little dismissive when it comes to Joe/Jill being all gung-ho about going JTF2 right off the bat. No one is saying it’s a bad thing. But you’ll understand more once you at least have your foot in the door.)
In the mean time, do a lot of reading. This is a great site, full of information and a place to help make connections for those who take the time and make the most of it.