"Yeah, I'm all for abusing kids." lol.
A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years (Spooner)
Esse Est Percipi Aut Percipere (Berkeley)
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The notion of a "society" is an abstraction. All societies lack consciousness, because "societies" are just ideas.
Perhaps not encouraging people to live hedonistic lifestyles might be a good idea.
One Degree wrote:I am not a psychologist,
One Degree wrote:...but I would think a child who had (or believed they had) a terrible childhood would try their best to put it behind them as an adult. It already ruined your childhood, why let the memories ruin the rest of your life too. It is terrible to think your parents didn’t love you, but they probably did but were too screwed up to show it. Forgive them and move on.
Cartertonian wrote:Neither am I, but I am a military mental health nurse. It comes as no surprise to me that so many of my young soldier patients describe dysfunctional and abusive childhoods, from which they tried to escape by joining the Army, only to discover that the Army is a further order of magnitude less nurturing and supportive than the dysfunctional family from which they fled.
The difficulty for my clientele is that however much they might forgive their parents, the damage is already done. Childhood is the time when that organic computer between your ears is getting its major software installed. How are you supposed to interact appropriately with fellow adults when your core programming is based on grossly inappropriate interactions? If you routinely saw your father (or, more likely, you're mother's latest boyfriend) resolve disputes with his fists, how is that going to equip you to resolve disputes more reasonably in adulthood? If your mother beat you for your disobedience, how are you going to react to disobedience from your own children? And so on...
One Degree wrote:As a mental health nurse, perhaps you can reread my posts as being ‘supportive’ rather than ‘diminishing’ the seriousness. Are you suggesting they just ‘give up’? They can’t change what has happened,
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