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Old 08-25-2017, 08:17 AM
 
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Our society today acts like rules are a bad thing, meant to be broken. Discipline is a "bad word". Authority is viewed as something to be spit upon and reviled. Rebellion is worn like a badge of honor.
Sounds like 1776.
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Old 08-25-2017, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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I always hear about these success stories of Catholic or strict schools that the ends justify the means but honestly I do wonder whether it's confirmation bias.

It also really depends on the issue. Kids who are have problems like lagging behind academically or having rows with a teacher may be easily sorted out with some spanking while I don't believe for a second that the likes of people such as Elliot Rodger, the guy who went on that spree in Isla Vista would have been 'straightened out if they were subjected to harsh punishments.
My opinion only, but I have a strong hunch that drugs/pharma, both prescription and elicit, are contributing to an epidemic of depression, suicide and violence.
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Old 08-25-2017, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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Sounds like 1776.

Call me crazy, but I actually prefer a society of law and order, where common sense isn't so uncommon and inmates are in the asylum, not running it. Freedom (1776) and anarchy are not the same thing.

"If men were angels, no government would be necessary."
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Denver
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My school was somewhere in-between. Favoritism, school sport participation, and GPA all played a role in the way students were reprimanded.

I was constantly on honor roll and was involved in a variety of school activities. When I was caught doing something I wasn't supposed to (like sneaking off campus my Junior year to get coffee at the Starbucks down the street) I rarely got in trouble. The fact that I often brought back my teachers drinks didn't hurt the situation.

Lower performing students had a lot less lee way.

Was it fair? Of course not.
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