As best I recall, the teachings of attitude and self-image were instruction I missed before I turned 30. The “greatest” generation made quick work of Hitler and Mussolini and the Japanese War Lords. From formal entrance into WW II in early December, 1941 until the conclusion in early August, 1945 (43 months) much of the world had been cleansed of aggression.
At least 3 continents had been freed up from forces that had slaughtered millions of innocent men, women, and children. This work was mostly performed by a bunch of young men that were still teenagers. Girls moved to town and put the needed supplies and equipment together. A population that had been raised on little to nothing became almost bullet proof.
Back home, life became mostly easy since WWII and America has become fat, rich, and soft. Few living people know what boots that are wet from sweat feel like the next morning. Obesity is our No. 1 disease.
You might also like: