Yeah. I understand what you say about how depressing things are nowadays. Religious extremism, political extremism, domestic violence, homophobia, climate change etc etc etc. My personal response is adapting something a 2nd Century BCE Latin comedian wrote:
"Homo sum: humani nihil a me alienum puto." (I am human, I consider nothing human alien to me.)
As for the old A.Res ads, here's one that was rocking along when I was spending time at Bardia, Singo, or in the back of a 'Mog:
I didn't intend my post to be a direct response to your conversation above. What I really wanted to say is that everything going on these days is so fricken depressing that I wish I could go somewhere else and leave it all behind. i.e. get off the world.
BTW do you remember the old Army Reserve adds on TV with the 1812 Overture as a soundtrack? I thought they were ace!