We continue and conclude our interview with retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Duane France, discussing his transition out of the army and into mental health counseling. In the second half of the interview we dive into:
- How veterans sometimes hold themselves back by not allowing themselves to make an impact on others’ lives.
- The cohort of 9/11 veterans, their strengths, and their impact.
- The irrepressible sense of self tied to being a veteran, and where it fits in among our other ideas of who we are.
- General Mattis’s mention of “Post-traumatic growth”
- And much more…
By far though, my favorite portion of part 2 is discussing the importance of finding both meaning and purpose. These two ideas come together and without one or the other we hamper our feeling of hope. Duane breaks down the distinction between the two and gives examples of what life is like when you have one, but not the other.