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HumanNinjaToo

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There are many articles that say physical punishment isn't actually good and can be detrimental. Here are a couple:
Do not spank your children
Here's what spanking does to kids
I was spanked as a kid. I couldn't tell you a thing I was spanked for. Even then, I had no idea why she was hitting me or why she was angry. I just knew she was mad and was spanking me. I learned more from someone sharing their reasoning and their morals with me than I ever did from someone hitting me.
Mostly I would agree with this. You should never spank a child in anger. A parent who spanks a child should be completely calm and rational while doing so, and the spanking should not be hard enough to leave marks. But there are just as many articles out there, with a very firm psychological defense, that show spankings for young children (younger than 8) are actually much more effective at teaching discipline than just time-outs alone. At a certain age, spankings stop working. Spankings should never be they only punishment. But my unpopular opinion on this is that they are very effective when used appropriately. The problem is, most people are complete numbskulls and don't do anything the most appropriate way.

Never getting physically hit (unless you have certain physical or mental conditions that really do mean you shouldn't ever get hit) at least once in your life is probably bad for you, and I legitimately believe it prevents you from being a much better person.
I agree to an extent. I'm not pro violence or anything, but you can definitely tell a lot about how someone was raised by the way they socially interact as an adult. People who talk a lot of crap and bully others are probably people who never got smacked by another kid for talking too much smack on the middle school playground.
 

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Look folks, I'm not talking about parents that are awful and stupid, and repeatedly beat the crap out of their kids, throw them out, verbally degrade them. I'm not talking about sustained child abuse.
Also, I did say that people with certain mental conditions, this would be a bad thing. Now some of the people that responded, you have divulged mental conditions to the people on this forum that would obviously mean you're exempt for the reaches of my original statement.
This stipulation is in my original post, if you didn't read it or let yourself become internet-angry and ignored it, that's kind of on you. I can't do much more than state it explicitly.
 

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Look folks, I'm not talking about parents that are awful and stupid, and repeatedly beat the crap out of their kids, throw them out, verbally degrade them. I'm not talking about sustained child abuse.
Also, I did say that people with certain mental conditions, this would be a bad thing. Now some of the people that responded, you have divulged mental conditions to the people on this forum that would obviously mean you're exempt for the reaches of my original statement.
This stipulation is in my original post, if you didn't read it or let yourself become internet-angry and ignored it, that's kind of on you. I can't do much more than state it explicitly.
The psychiatric problems didn't exist prior, they were triggered by experiences. I'm certainly not angry about what you've said, I just don't think it can be applied to everyone, regardless of whether they have a psychiatric problem or not. Someone without my baggage could very well have grown up fighting, and still have came to the conclusion that other people are worthless, beneath them, and thus are subject to their whims. Fighting, winning or losing, doesn't make someone a better person, at least it's not 100% guaranteed.
 

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None of those three things is what i said tho
I said getting hit. Like at least once. If anything I actually suggested getting into sustained fighting (I believe I called it Mortal Kombat) isn't at all what I was talking about. I was talking about being aware of what it feels like to know another human being can actually do damage to you, damage that will change your mind in a situation immediately. Getting punched in the face, or even the stomach, where you get the wind taken out of you.
 

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Again, I do not know why parents here talk about hitting the children.

The people who become a bully because they are being abused in the past. They are fighting weaker people, not a stronger one. They have a control issue. I do not think people here just hitting anyone without reason.

Also if anyone likes to fight, you can do it legally and without abuse by becoming a boxer, a military, and a martial artist.
 
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@standardplayer Your original post starts off talking about getting hit, how not being hit is bad for you, and then talks about fighting. later on it talks about children learning from physical punishment, and how that punishment needs to matter.

Are we talking about people needing to be hit in general, or kids needing to be hit as punishment? Adults don't change their behaviour as quickly as children.

I was talking about being aware of what it feels like to know another human being can actually do damage to you, damage that will change your mind in a situation immediately. Getting punched in the face, or even the stomach, where you get the wind taken out of you.
This won't always make someone think twice. It's also just as likely to make them want revenge, and to inflict even greater pain on others. What if it makes them escalate things, and they start targetting your friends and family? People with no psychiatric illnesses at all can, and do, think like this. You hurt me, so I'll hurt you even more.
 
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@The Stranger.....are you 1000% sure you read my original post??? I just reread it twice, I don't see anything about me mentioning kids in my original post, outside of the phrase 'even at a young age', and the fighting that it explicitly mentions is pretty clear, I said not like Mortal Kombat lol.

If you're talking about later posts, and not the original post, a person did try (again) to make it about their parents beating them. I may have bit, and responded to them, but my original post is the point I was trying to make, and yeah, I stand by what I said.

Also, my original post stated that this isn't an across the board rule. I really don't see what about it you could be arguing against.
 
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@ScorchedGround, I stopped asking the questions since the first page of thread. There are so any topics. I am just here to say something random.
 

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Well, @ScorchedGround you could have mentioned how much you love Warcraft 3 Reforged for a change. :D
Supernatural has always been crap anyway. It just messes up with topics they don't know nothing about but pretend they do.
Concerning beatings... you know, stress, alcohol, even porn among many other things incite people to become violent one way or the other. I'm glad to see when people don't let minors watch porn, but curiously they fail to prevent them from watching bloodthirsty people killing each other.
Zombies... Well, they don't exist and they'll never do. Even so people love them. =_= Seriously? You can easily run away from them, but you always watch how they get bitten because nobody wants to shoot them at their stupid undead heads. It's like they've never learned a single thing from Evil Dead. :p Plus police always look inept at dealing with zombies at the beginning of such an "epidemic".
Wait? Could it be they just pretended to defund the police? :p Not gonna make this become political for I don't even live in the US, but why can't people trust the police can handle situations not even on movies and TV series!? =_=
I see, they can't hire Stallone or Snipes to do the job! :p Regarding Willis... meh.
 
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pssst, we don't talk about reforged.
If you can't see it, it's not there.
I am still hoping this is a lasting april fools joke.
 

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Cranberry and grape juice mixed with sprite is really yummy. :kaoluv:
Is that an unpopular opinion?
 

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The OP isn't fluffy. :p
That juice mix sucks.
MV chibi sprites suck like no other thing in existence.
Terminator should have had no sequels after the 2nd film.
Werewolves are wet dogs, they're just overrated and full of fleas.
Detective Pikachu should have never existed.
Warcraft the movie should get a sequel.
TikTok should disappear today!
Most of YouTube's videos are a bunch of crap. Fans have no lives.
Protests are useless, you only get hit by other people and the organizers don't wanna get responsible for their actions.
Males with large manes look ridiculous.
I feel sorry for thin girls that look as if they were about to pass away.
 

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The OP isn't fluffy. :p
That juice mix sucks.
MV chibi sprites suck like no other thing in existence.
Terminator should have had no sequels after the 2nd film.
Werewolves are wet dogs, they're just overrated and full of fleas.
Detective Pikachu should have never existed.
Warcraft the movie should get a sequel.
TikTok should disappear today!
Most of YouTube's videos are a bunch of crap. Fans have no lives.
Protests are useless, you only get hit by other people and the organizers don't wanna get responsible for their actions.
Males with large manes look ridiculous.
I feel sorry for thin girls that look as if they were about to pass away.
I mean, have you seen their hair? I'd beg to differ. :p
Okay, then it is an unpopular opinion. I figured. People don't like healthy stuff. XD
 

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Warcraft the movie should get a sequel.
It should! I thought it did a pretty good film. TBH, I just want to see a film about Arthas and the rise of the Lich King. :p
 

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Eggs are gross. Butter is gross. Both are only good when they're ingredients, and you can't taste just them.
 

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Spanking once in a while is fine. Some kids are really terrible spawns of Satan and need harsh way to deal with. But you hit children too much and it becomes abuse. Just use it as a last resort. I've seen enough spoiled brats to see why the "love and hug" approach doesn't work. Cite studies all you want, I'm looking at spoiled college brats and I simply disagree with them.

Different kids, different ways to handle them.
 

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The ideas in Witcher 3 are good, but executed extremely poorly. It's a game that "wants to show that humans aren't that Angelic" yet it still want to write them narcissistically because it doesn't want to show actual monsters or other life as being misunderstood creatures, and would rather just have humans passed off as monsters. The absolute worst thing you can do when you have a hero that supposedly protect innocent monsters. The worst part is that I know the main character from that franchise isn't that ****ing shallow. He is just shallow in Witcher 3 particularly. I hear there are a couple of cases where he protect actual monsters and not human passed off as monsters, but I have yet to encounter any of those scenarios either in gameplay or on your toe. Overall, the story just feels like it wants to have its cake and eat it too.
 

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