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True, but not moving and not earning a decent income, or at least setting yourself on the road to a decent income or career, comes with a cost. Typically, the younger you are, the less stuff you have so less the cost. If the distance isn't nuts, the younger you are, you can often pick on friends, beer and pizza to git 'er done. We in our current house now 12 years - longest I've been in one place since I left home at 22, and I'm kinda-sorta normal. 🤪Moving isn’t as simple as “just move”.
The costs associated with moving are not cheap at all, and from what I hear from people in the CAF, it’s takes a toll having to move every 3-4 years especially if you have a spouse and kids.
The military is a bit of an outlier in today's world, but it earlier times probably wasn't typically unique. Bank managers and those on the manager track used to be moved, a lot, and many small branches had a house or apartment you just took over. A buddy was a career IBMer and the inside joke was IBM stood for 'I've Been Moved'.
As well, a lot of the trades involved in commercial, public infrastructure, mining or an area that is particularly specialized, are constantly chasing work. Often, not pulling up stakes and moving, but being away from home, a lot.