'Wars wreck everything. A happy home, a lover's dream, a commercial manager's contract, and even politicians' plans suffer from the dire consequence of war. War, inevitable war, has broken, shaped, and reshaped maps and men's lives since the dawn of man.
In 1942, this day, I look with apprehension upon this world of conflict, and wonder (with no less apprehension) what will become of me. I had plans, yes. I've done my share of dreaming. I've even earned a large share of money at one time or another. I've seen a bit of the world. I've gained a considerable amount of experience, both the hard and the easy way; but what good is all this if I must go to war, perhaps never to return again? War, ignoble war - why do men and nations behave this way?
"The Influence of The War on Me,"
Manuscripts: Vol. 10
, Article 14.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/manuscripts/vol10/iss1/14