I already know i'm opening up a can of whup@$$ on myself for this one. West Point has(had) been my dreams for years. I was so set on this path for my life. In the past few months I have begun to have really bad second thoughts about going. Here are my thoughts; if you have anything to chime in, please do as I am worried that I may be making a mistake: Why I want to attend: It is an extremely prestigious school I believe that it will allow me to grow very much as a person It will give me hands-on management and leadership experience It will give me creditability so that building my brand afterwards is easier. Why I am having second thoughts: although it will be a great "resume-booster," I do not plan to work for anyone after college & 5-yr. commitment so I feel that it is unneeded in regards to landing me a "sweet job." Although I feel that serving as an officer will be a great experience for me as a person, and that I will be able to positively impact my subordinates, I do not have a desire to serve for the reasons of "promoting liberty and freedom" (here comes the whup@$$) I feel like i'm giving the military the years of my prime. I am a re-applicant and will be done with my commitment at 28 The time I am in I could be building my brand and working for myself If anyone wants to chime in, muchas gracias. However, I would prefer the opinions of grads/current cadets. I foresee a valiant knight coming to strike me down with patriotism and orthodox ideologies- please try to refrain from an ego boost as I am genuine and concerned with a decision that will shape my future dramatically. Thanks!