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Re: Off topic. Bad Seeds

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New Yorkers. I've never met one I liked, I don't think.

Posted on: 2007/3/16 18:52


Re: Off topic. Bad Seeds

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Hmm... now I'm confused.

I thought you were disagreeing with my ideas as to why they act that way... the parents thing, and the public school stuff.

I never said that I'd confront the guy. I'm only like that when I get mad which isn't often. I totally agree with how you handled the situation.

Wrong wavelengths, I guess.

Posted on: 2007/3/16 19:52


Re: Off topic. Bad Seeds

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Very interesting thread with a lot of thoughtful discussion.

Based on what I'm seeing in the Philly news lately, corporal punishment is still present in the schools - it's just the students who are now corporal punishing the teachers. I think there's a lot of truth to what was said about the current youth culture as it relates to demanding respect without earning it, and feeling entitled (or even obliged) to responding to any perceived slight with violence (up to and including "respect by drive-by shooting"). I think that's why the poor teachers are being beaten for trying to impart any degree of discipline. The kids aren't used to it, and they see it as being disrespected to the point that that they are entitled to dishing out their own form of punishment. This is very sad and very scary as it pertains to what we have always referred to as the future of our country (our youth). I'm not sure where it comes from, and I hate to sound like my parents did when I was young and blame it on the hip-hop culture the kids grow up with, but it was somewhat shocking to me when I first started seeing my son and his friends act with much disrespect towards adults, starting at about age 11 or 12. As the product of 12 years of Catholic education (myself, not my son), I can assure you that I did not foster this kind of attitude with him. It just seemed to come from nowhere.

Posted on: 2007/3/17 15:32
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Re: Off topic. Bad Seeds

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Speaking of dirty looks, when I walked into the Keswick Tavern this evening it seemed like the whole bar was scowling at me. I usually don't get that kind of reaction. Then I realized I was wearing my lucky orange baseball cap and new orange gloves.

Posted on: 2007/3/17 20:28
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Re: Off topic. Bad Seeds

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I think it's a reflection, in part, of how competitive our society has become. I also think parents just aren't teaching their kids good social skills, and allow too much self expression with no lecture about the consequenses. certainly T.V. plays a role, it that it gives kids the idea that violent behavior is ok. Then there is not anyone standing up to these thugs, a lot of feelings are surpressed in our society dispite what people think especially feeling of aggresion, they don't have any outlets.

Posted on: 2007/3/18 14:06



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