I have very hard time understanding men in general. I too did stupid and dangerous things when I was very young, but the urge to do stupid shit abandoned me around the age 13.
We thank veterans, but ask almost any young boy who’s eager to enlist, what he’s going to fight for and most of them will not produce a mature reply. That’s why we send them to fight while they are young!
I’d happily fight for not going without cooked food for months. I’d fight and kill for good food. That’s mature!