Place of honor

Yesterday there was an event that opened a bit of a debate in my mind.

yesterday at noon the officer (the commander of my tanks platoon) started to yell on one of the soldiers because he thought that this soldier did a theft at took some equipment from another tank.

while he  started to confront the soldier with the accusation the soldier swear on his grandfather grace that he didn’t do anything and that the equipment is his.

while the officer said that he not believing him and that he treated that that is the last time he allow anything like this to happen.. The soldier (who like the officer and have good relationship with the officer) didn’t give up and continued to say “I’m putting my word that its my equipment”,”I swear to you ” and etc.

this whole thing made me wonder.. That ages ago a man word and swear was sacred..was a taboo not to take it seriously. In history man had a word..had an honor..sometimes he has nothing but this.

when a man said that he’s swear and he give his word out in the open..the society around him always honored that and trusted his word cause the man and society knew what will happen if he’s lying and the consequences were vividly and strict.

in modern times does is still the situation? I don’t think so.

as I see it a man don’t have a word these days because we are all lying all the time and cheating..the society is used to the saying”I swear in…” So it became so common that the phrase lost any respect and weight from the surrounding.

in the end the equipment was of the soldier and he didn’t took it from the other tank…its sad that the officer didn’t believed him at first at only after couple of hours changed his mind.

Place of honor

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