‘I feel hopeless and not sure what I want to do with my life’

Has anyone from the HN community served in the military? if so what are the pros and cons of joining? I’m only 21 and at this stage of my life I feel hopeless and not sure what I want to do with my life. I enjoy programming but sometimes I get distracted and bored easily siting and programming all day I guess I need some kind of adventure or challenge I feel like I want to help others in a way that changes their life.

Source: Ask HN: Joining the Military?

Don’t join the army, particularly if you’re an American. They’ve caused enough issues in the world. The world would be a much better place if nobody joined the American army.

Typically a discussion on this subject may look somewhat like this:

Somebody: If nobody joined the American army the world would be a much better place.

Pro-American-War-Monger: BUT WHAT ABOUT OUR FREEEEDOMS?

Somebody: Yeah, but what about ours?