Reinforce success, not failure
Now that is a phrase that can mean many things for those that practice it.
I call it a tactic, though any reader can call it anything they want to. Leaders will often call it a method.
The idea is pretty simple, not like rocket science. The idea is to promote rule of law and tamp down our criminal class, which all societies suffer from, like it or not. Yep we humans have our criminals and military thugs that can affect our lives. Said another way, if one depends on a volunteer system of recruiting police and military, then support them in any legal way that makes sense, and train them to your societal standards of course. To do otherwise puts most of us in peril, like fear for our lives and our loved one’s lives.
And then there is the “promote general commerce” ideas, too.
And supporting “we the people” often involves paying for this benefit, usually through taxes or tribal means. After all, our populations are growing, and schools for training and transportation to these schools does cost money (among other expenses). Also “thrifty management” comes into play, too. Let the present managers of expenses beware. Now plan B is to use forced conscription (often by law), but the present volunteer system sure seems to be a better way to provide for homeland defense and national defense for most of us. I call this idea a “we the people idea”.
We use our young people to support our own objectives to be blunt. And we expect them (these young people) to still volunteer, too.
So reinforce success, not failure. We humans are pretty good at doing both these days, or so it seems.