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  1. @Hansu That is a nice experience. The way through these challenges is to learn to beat your ego that wants to complain and just stop doing whatever task is assigned to you. It'll start creating excuses for why you need to stop hurting yourself physically. You beat your ego by learning how to be completely present and be aware of the physical and emotional suffering (thoughts, pain, anger) caused by the assignment. I chose military service rather than community service because of this, but I think the latter would've benefited me more-so in hindsight. @Self Discovery You have to think for yourself. Would you benefit a lot from the challenges that military service could offer ? Or do you think there are even better and more relevant challenges in you life? If the latter then maybe you need extra time to deal with them, and you'll probably have more free time in community service. How do you want to develop youself? Think both scenarios through.
  2. Same in Estonia, I'm about halfway through military service and looking back I would've chosen community service since it atleast pays a minimum wage that I could save once it's done and I would've had more free time to meditate, go to the gym, or spend time on your purpose or relationships. When you're in bootcamp/forest you wouldn't get much privacy nor free time. I have a few good things going for me though - I'm learning to be a paramedic so I will atleast acquire some valuable skills and also I'm saving some money (175 euros a month from soldier support money). Still, I'm pretty depressed - I don't do formal meditation (just being generally mindful) or go the gym right now (hell, I've gained 8 kilos because I ate healthier and went to the gym 4-5 times per week before). I still read when I can though, I've finished a lot of books. After the paramedic course ends I'll have a lot more time so I'm looking forward to what I can do then. It'll be fine once its over and then I'll just get on with my life and figuring out my life purpose. In military what you will learn is how to kill people and become cannon fodder. And well, you'll learn how to live with your average peers 24/7 who don't want to be there and who will mostly complain or blow off steam, do random shit (although you might make some good friends aswell). Not really worth the time in my opinion, you can do better things, especially if you have your life going nicely as you sayed it is. So, that's my perspective.
  3. I would be skeptical about these kinds of claims since he doesn't provide any references for the claims he is making. Use google scholar or ncbi to search for scientific articles about any of these things and sci-hub to access those articles if they aren't publicly available.
  4. It's safe. The rest gets peed out.
  5. Here's a youtube channel you can also check out. About harm reduction, how to test, etc. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn8V3KNSgDr1Dai77_y8JrQ