Two of my sons are hooked on a computer/internet war game. Their brother, D., who is between them in age, is an Israeli soldier.
D. came home on leave today, and discovered his two siblings on the computer. He leaned over, and whispered in my ear “I also think it’s stupid and a waste of time......” With that he took his books and went upstairs to study for his matriculation tests, which he is slowly taking in preparation for college.
Yes, the army has taught him that life is not a game. He knows how to relax, and have fun, like everyone else. But he is able, much more than his siblings, to weigh the value of his time.