Hello all, I appreciate the diverse input that this site offers, a motivated individual could stand to learn alot. I would like to comment upon an experience that I had in my last year in the USAF. I had made rank quick, and was deemed "a keeper" whatever that means. Anyways our squadron had a special duty trip to Norway, and I was selected to participate. Upon landing between two breathtaking fjords, I was immediately taken aback by this new experience. The next few weeks were quite a learning experience as I found peace, solace, and relaxation prevelant throughout the community that I was introduced to. The deployment was near Trondheim, and that gave me an oppurtunity to engage in social interaction with a good number of citizens. To say that I was confused, is an understatement. Neutrality, acceptance, love of life, and carefulness were present at every stop. I recall walking to a Norge security shack after I launched my aircraft and getting some of the most valuable feedback that I've ever recieved. "I watched you launch that fighter plane," said one young Norweigan security officer, " And I couldn't believe how thorough you were, serious, unwavering, and almost like a programmed robot." "We in Norway do not consider such anger , our love is Our land, Our pastime is skiing." After only a few days there, I found myself searching for a reason to be upset, my anger drifted away, and the rest of my experience was very passive, appreciative, and above all, sharing.