One of the things they tell you that you must learn when you become a soldier is to follow orders without any questions or doubts. It is not up to you to determine if what they order you to do is moral, right, wrong, or any other type of reasoning. That lesson is drummed into you during basic training and throughout your time in the military. Your superiors are the ones who decide what you do. You have little or no input into that process.
I guess I was a typical five-year old in that I constantly asked the question “Why?” I had to understand as much as I could about what I was seeing or doing. What may not be typical of me is that I never grew out of the “why” mode. To this day I seem to question everything that I am not familiar with. Over the years this constantly asking “why” has caused me to change courses in my life. Asking too many questions gets me in trouble in several different areas but I guess I am kind of like an addict in that I just can’t stop asking….