sebastian junger

sebastian junger

why veterans miss war.. tedsalon 2014

what is it that he missed… we have to answer that.. if we want to stop war

i think he missed brotherhood.. brotherhood has nothing to do with how you feel about the other person.. ie: i love these other people more than i love myself..

think about how good that would feel, for a year, then come home, back in society, like the rest of us, not knowing who they can count on, not knowing who loves them, who they can love, not knowing exactly what anyone they know would do for them if it came down to it.. that is terrifying

compared to that kind of alienation.. war – psychologically – in some ways is easy… that’s why they miss it..

we have to understand/fix that alienation…


attachment deficiency..

cure violence


ted talks live 2015

Our lonely society makes it hard to come home from war


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Author of The Perfect Storm, War, and Tribe; co-director of the Oscar-nominated; founder of

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Sebastian Junger (born January 17, 1962) is an American author, journalist and documentarian, most famous for the best-selling book The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea (1997), his award-winning chronicle of the war in Afghanistan in the documentary film Restrepo (2010), and his book War (2010).