I have only been on this site for a couple of weeks and I enjoy the Banter and Good Humour And by the comments and topics there is a broad band of opinion, experience and knowledge What distresses me is a "softening" in values many topics Beat CDT, Sickies, Jamie Bulger and Views on Tradition and the Sgts Mess open up a new series of "values" Do not get me wrong I believe in EO, Discrimination of whatever ilk But is it the New Playstation generation and their lack of "our" values or "different" values to ours Are they really softer, weaker than us ?? Or are we the "Old and Bold" getting Tired ,weary and fed up Losing Interest ??? I ask because all the old ethos of work and play hard, a slap on the tank park, extras the weaponry of the Troop Sgt have gone it is a softly,softly approach no more threats It is perceived as bullying the only way is to warn for orders which is no longer straight forward generally if charged you were Guilty, take the Extras put it down to life experience Passing your BFT and CFT was mandatory many a CFT was spent trying to beat the previous time In recent weeks I have witnessed people dropping out at both the first and seventh mile points with no real injury, " a lack of moral fibre" or is this me, An Interesting topic I'm sure there will be many views. Back to my Question Are we in a position today to go and fight a Falklands scenario, not counting Ops/tours but as a machine ??? or are all wars now to be blanket bomb Mop up after ???