I want to get a better understanding of the 80% that drop on request so I wont end up being one of them. I dont quite understand why they quit. 6 months of being extremely cold, wet, aching, sleep deprived,pushed nearly to unhealthy limits - to me sounds like a fair enough price to pay for what you get in return for the rest of your life.
I dont understand how one can train many months and go through the process of getting into BUD/S and just quit.
I saw BUD/S class 234 and remember one guy DOR because in the middle of it he realized that his wife/family were more important than his dream of being a SEAL. I understand his reason but he still should of thought of that before. I, on the other hand, dont have anything to worry about from back home. (no girlfriend, only small bills to pay - no extra weight to carry at BUD/S) Another guy DOR well into BUD/S because the water was too cold in the ocean, even though I dont know what it's like,for a second I looked at him in disdain - what the hell was he expecting!?
I don't know If this is cheesy or corny to some guys but I have respect and am serious ,not only about being a SEAL, but also about the process of becoming a SEAL and I dont like it when people say, "oh I just want to see if I can make it that's all" or "I may not make it and end up quiting but I'll give it a shot" To me they sound like they already failed because they dont sound serious and talk like it isn't a big deal. In my opinion, a good candidate would never go into BUD/S thinking like that and is one of the reasons why they will still be standing at the end of BUD/S. Do you agree?
So those 80 out of 100 guys that quit...can some one explain why they DOR?
It's simply said they aren't tough enough mentaly but was it because those ~80% lacked seriousness, lacked thinking and research and preperation before BUD/S?