>Still thinks Spanking happens as a mainstream form of discipline in the USA.
If only. I see kids every time I take the fiancee' out that I wanna' give a good couple of swats to. Parents let the little imps run around, knocking into folks, tearing up store displays, and generally causing fuck-all for anyone unfortunate enough to be in their path. And the aggravating part is...the parents let the little hellions do it! They just shrug and smile and explain, "They're just being kids..." Woman, "kids" don't steal a baby's bottle from it's stroller while it's suckling and then toss it in the trash can across the store! Of course, don't even think about telling the kids to knock it the fuck off...then you're "Suppressing their 'Free Spirit'."
Nice to see someone finally say it. Raised as a kid, I would have had a better time in the Vatican's Dungeons. As an adult, I've cut all ties with my birth mother, and after my Grandfather passed (The only adult from my family who ever really gave a shit about teaching me anything worthwhile.) I cut all ties to that bloodline completely. My time as a child resulting in me forming a theory, "Family is a Bond of Heart, not of Blood". For years, I was like this anon >>10883052 Then I finally decided one day to just pull up stakes, and walk away from everything. It was a major turning point for me. I had just gotten into another round of her bitching, and it was either I slapped the living shit out of her, or I go before I do something worse. Best. Fucking. Day. Of my life. Was 19 when I did so, currently 30. It was rough, and I got a few bumps and bruises but I eventually made my own way in this world. Now I'm self-employed as a contractor for a Courier Service, have a fiancee', and live within my means, debt-free (Thanks, Grandpa, for all the lessons about finances and budgeting, bless you.) with a small place to stay, but with plenty in my heart. The last generation can go an hero, for all I care.