The guy clearly stated he doesn't have the greatest grammar.
By the way, you didn't use any periods or capital letters...This would lead me to believe you aren't qualified for certain jobs because you forget to punctuate and capitalize when appropriate. Could I assume that you do not hold a job that requires good grammar? If you do, then watch out; apparently the Harvard Business Review would find you inferior to more educated applicants.View Thread
I find it difficult to justify taking one's own life. However, I have had to witness a family member struggle through pain and suffering for months just to hang on to a lousy state of living only to die a miserable death. In that case I would leave it to the patient and healthcare professionals overseeing them, because, frankly, it's not my place to dictate someone else's personal decisions.
That being said, if it were me in this situation, I would never opt to take the easy way out, we never know what good might come out of even a slightly extended existence, every second counts. I also don't want to leave a legacy where I simply quit and gave in to fear. I hope I didn't ruffle any feathers.View Thread
Heck no, The only way I would alert the other individual is if they were very close friends or family. It's not my business to get in between a marriage. If the other spouse involved doesn't suspect anything than it would be more their fault for not knowing their spouse deeply enough to sense the infidelity. If the two parties really loved each other, there shouldn't be any confusion. Then again, I've never been married so I'm just speaking from observation.View Thread
Hey don't miscontrue all my words now lol. I'm just saying that a lot of times we tend to blow things out of proportion. I've witnessed firsthand a father spanking his kid and instantly some woman began preaching about how wrong it was. She even threatened to call the cops. The kid was fine it was just a pat or two in order to reinforce a rule that the kid has repeatedly broken. Anyway, too many parents are now being deemed abusers by the new generation and if we continue to put parents down for physical punishment, where does it end? I don't think every person who hits their child should be deemed a child abuser. My parents spanked me a couple times and I received a couple slaps in the face from my mom but they were all just. To others at the time the acts may have been considered aggressive but what they wouldn't have known is that I continually disobeyed despite all other forms of punishment. All I'm saying is I wouldn't have wanted some "conscientious observer" to have called the cops on my folks and made the problem worse. In this specific case though, the stepfather acted way out of line and had I observed that kind of beating ensue, I'd be confronting him with a baseball bat and a cell phone with cops on speed dial. Sorry to get off topic..View Thread
I don't know or care how much expertise she has. America is a superficial, symbol-based society and when the face of the First Lady is used as advertisement for healthy eating I believe that to be a good thing.
Anyone in a position of that much positive recognition also has more of a chance to impact society as a whole so I don't really care if she's "qualified," it's not like she just says whatever she wants, research and professional advisory are key. If we don't listen to our doctors advising us to eat right anymore, and looking at the American obesity stats, we don't, why not try a new angle? There is only one First Lady in the entire United States, most of what she says is going to be widely publicized. And if you ask me, I would much rather see "First Lady Speaks on Good Nutrition" in the headlines than "America is Getting Fatter."View Thread
A beating just depends on the opinion of the parent. I couldn't justify the subjecting the child to physical punishment via belt, but some slapital punishment could be in order. The second time I was caught scribbling all over the walls, I found myself on the receiving end of a swift spanking. It didn't create any unrest in the house because it was quick and actually pretty painless. I was playing catch with Dad the next day. The psychological effect it put off was howvere much stronger and, as a result, my behavior from then on improved. I received three spankings and they each were either justifiable or simply long overdue.
The severity of said "beating" should be determined by medical professionals, physical and mental alike. With that information, a litigation in a court of law could be considered based on the data. But unfortuantely, formulating an opinion is tricky because most parents believe their own methods of punishment are effective so it's very difficult to figure out what is truly okay and what is just plain wrong.
I would have to have a complete understanding of the situation before I could call the authorities on a parent. Because then there's the issue of "who is going to take care of the kid(s) if the parent is in jail on abuse charges." I would rather make a call to the neighbor first, rather than just getting wrapped up and just calling the police. The gravity of the situation seems to lie more in the repercussions than in the act itself...tough topic, man.View Thread
Alright so I hate to be that guy but you do have a good point..the masturbation comment should've been elaborated a little, though.
It is fact that men need to "alleviate" themselves when there is a substantial build-up of fluids. Which is perfectly natural and in many cases also alleviates stress and in some studies has been shown to lower the risk of prostate cancer in older men. However, it is something that is done in private so that others don't have to be subjected to it. So in that light, it could also be classified as something that is beneficial to the health of a person, but not necessary for others to be exposed to. Having said that, I would have to express my belief in private breastfeeding, or at the least a good level of discretion from the mother.
I find neither lust nor disgust in the act of breastfeeding, but simply a natural function. And there are many natural functions of the human body that shouldn't be advertised. I understand the urgency a mother faces when her child is indicating hunger, the same as when I eat a bran muffin and drink a cup of coffee while stuck in traffic, but you won't see me performing the bodily function in plain view just because I don't feel like holding it. Babies need to eat, yes, but a simple blanket to cover the act isn't asking the world. Be conscious of others feelings and opinions, if it bothers some people, no matter the number, it's just being disrespectful.View Thread
I mean i suppose it was the best damage control with the resources available, but I would think that the teacher should know the triggers for such behavior and how to handle children who have these tantrums. All in all though, It looks like there wasn't any better option.View Thread