Captain wrote:it is social conditioning that dictates right and wrong, morals aren't inherent.
yes I agree with you and that maybe the case with you and me.
But chances are that is not the case with alot of other people because they dont see that you must not do something wrong because its the wrong thing to do, some people will still do it regardless and that is why they have prisons and the police but even sometimes that doenst make a difference to some people.
To be honest alot of it does come down to parenting, children do need guidance and boundaries to feel secure in themsleves and their lives. The strap is usually a guideline to show kids that they mustnt behave like this otherwise a punishment is put into place but it is used as a last resort. I do know though if I was a school teacher and the straps were allowed I dont think I would be able to cope with strapping as child myself I would have to get someone else to do it for me.
But I will tell you this I work at an Aquatic and fitness centre where over the holidays lots of children come and use the pool facility. We have had some pretty nasty children come in that do not listen to the lifeguards and if the lifeguards tell them not to do something they just get sworn and abused at. One incident was three 13 year old girls who abused the crap put of a lifeguard and wouldnt leave when asked to and threatened to beat up the lifeguard. THe three girls walked away laughing as thinking it was funny that they got kicked out, if they didnt learn a lesson then what would teach them. I think the kids these days are getting more and more scarier because of the lack of discipline and it scares the hell out of me knowing that I have to deal with them aswell. I think I was meaning bringing the strap back was so that we dont have kids like that, I mean the horrible nasty ones that abuse and scare the hell out of people.