As I continued reading the first part of this book it made me think about how our society used to be, and how it has changed over the years. The amount of bravery that these men had is amazing when you think about it. Not knowing anything about what they would be facing, or if they would even make it out alive was amazing to read about. The difficulties that these men encountered and the determination that they had to finish what they started really stood out to me. This book so far has taught me that no matter how hard things may be or may get, there is always hope if you put your mind to it and do not give up. It has taught me to fight for what you want and give it all you have even when you feel like you won't get anywhere. These men are not only fighting for their lives, but they are fighting to finish what they have set out to do. To see that these men kept their heads up through the hardships they faced was truly incredible. People today take a lot of things for granted and I think it's extremely rewarding that this book proves that you may have to go through hell to get where you need to be. These men made the most of what they had and that was the biggest lesson I have learned from this book so far.