I really must blame National Service for some things that are bugging me now. Firstly, after a hiatus of 3 years from Math, going through a ECON 401 lecture brought back some of the cozy familiarity of differentiation and the like, but it was also as if the professor had brandished a gun and pointed it at you, mouthing in his eyes: “get your math in line, soldier!”
Secondly, NS bullied my musical heritage and forced it into a corner of my life; until recently it had only been a vague memory of a previous life. To get my music back on the music stand where it should be singing, I had to go through an embarrassing audition just to take a music class.
Just some of the things that NS takes away from you.