It must be shocking to do well in school, get a job, and realize your success is mostly about faking your importance in a bureaucracy.
— James Marsh (@JamesMarsh79) September 12, 2020
I can tell you it is in fact shocking to get out of the army, where you are often in real life or death situations, and then go to work in corporate America where so much inconsequential depends on so little of any importance. It took me a while to get socialized from mostly being able to say whatever I wanted to engage in the necessary corporate-speak!
I don’t wish I’d stayed in the army, but what a culture shock that was.