Let me introduce myself. My name is Aspix, general of the Federation Fleet. I’ve been told to write a letter to instigate some kind of motivation in the new recruits for the new valiant efforts we are about to make. But I disagree with my superior’s judgement. I should not motivate you nor encourage you into a job that has the highest casualty rate in this society.
But if you’re reading this, then I am sure you are feeling the pull. I am sure most of you are feeling the need, the yearn, the itch. Everyday.
Most bureaucrats wouldn’t understand it. To feel the urge to venture forward and onward where no other has set foot in spite of mortal danger.
I am not telling you to risk your life just to see a black hole or to save a stranded ship in deep space light years away from home. I won’t invite you to have a meal in front of a proton star in a WASP or whatever ship you pick completely alone in the darkness to save ship fuel as I did so many times. I won’t tell you to die for mankind, progress or your family.
Because if you don’t feel the pull, the curiosity for what’s out there, then nothing I can write here will ever motivate you.
Nonetheless, I hope I can hear about you soon, recruit.
I hope one day we can fight together. And I hope that someday they engrave our names in one of Jupiter’s moon for serving the best cause. For mankind.
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