Very insightful, thought-provoking post which grapples with some complex issues and exposes equally the dumbing-down of education in society as much as poor parenting as root causes for increasingly driving children into becoming non-thinking, nihilistic consumers instead of blossoming into productive, critically-minded young adults.
First, here’s a few posts of mine on why all punishment is dependent on physical means:
The second one was written too quickly, but the concepts are there, and this is an online forum; I’m happy to debate them, clarify anything I said in my sloppy shorthand. But this is the other part of the same conversation: it doesn’t need to be physical to be damaging anyway.
I’ve been on this train of thought for a long time, and this idea didn’t develop during the first decade of the journey . . . it’s here now though, and in full force: why should our focus be solely on corporal punishment?
I mean, I’m sorry to kill any buzzes, but, does that mean there’s another kind, one we like better? Perhaps something more powerful, and therefore more efficient, like the mental kind. Whip a kid, he limps for a…
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