Insight Into An Abused Dragon's PastWow - talk about opening a door to the past. I stumbled upon a journal on DeviantART titled 'Why I Oppose Spanking', and man: this person really, really hit the nail on the head for me in ways the title does not elucidate. I feel that sharing this with you here is important, and may incite interesting and helpful threads of discussion and contemplation in others of like sentiment.More Like This
I have some baggage to drop off here, so if you are triggered by abuse, belittlement, or childhood discipline, I warn you here.
I highly, highly recommend you read the journal first: http://eternalgeekexposed.deviantart.com/art/Why-I-oppose-spanking-393017463
This is what I wrote in response.
"Holy crap.... you are so amazingly eloquent, it makes my skin crawl. The points you have made all strike a deep chord in me, and I can relate to them on a level that I didn't think was even there originally. Your exploration into the future consequences of those past incidences of spanking is just chilling to me,
Why I oppose spankingTW: Mild self-harmMore Like This
I was spanked as a child. I was a well-behaved youngster who needed little discipline and was generally obedient and respectful to the best of my ability. I can probably count the number of times I was spanked on my fingers. I was not scarred for life by this ordeal, I am well-adjusted, and I have never reacted by being violent to others. To all appearances, I am a testament to the value of the practice of spanking.
And yet, I oppose it. Vehemently.
This was not always so. For most of my life, I assumed that spanking was a generally useful practice that taught kids to expect consequences to their actions. It promoted personal responsibility, I was told, and enforced respect. I fully expected that I would spank my own children (hopefully not often). I further expected that children who were not spanked would likely be unruly, disrespectful, and lack a sense of responsibility and self-control.
However, as I began to
I got a baby Bunny-dies-More Like This
She's all grey and has straight ears, and she's so small you can hold her with one hand. She's 7 weeks old ;u;
She's too cute, I finally have something to take care of ;u; I feel like this will help me as well as just be awesome ghoerghsjhnbgfj
idk just my thoughts, she's too cute ;u;
Bram is coming over soon, maybe I'll post a picture of her if you guys wanna see
btw her name is Spunkie, and yes she is going to be Robin's side kick.
I will forever draw her ////////dies/////////
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Happy New Years to ya'll and sorry I didn't do any free stuff or anything, but plenty of the actual good artists did, I saw, and I missed most of it, but oh well x3 There's always 2013 right xD
So, speaking of the years, 2012 pretty much.... sucked. Big time. One of the worst years of my LIFE. Not that nothing good happened, a lot of good stuff happened. Then it was ripped away.... thus, making it worse then never really having it at all xD Details/ nahhhhh your good.
I'm hoping 2013 will be a much better year, but seeing as I'm still in high school, still not that great of an artist, I have a book report due, and that I'm currently sick as of a day ago, things are definitely not starting on a high point.
If any of you do read my journals all the way through, you might have already known I was in Disneyland, CA for the past few days, [Super fun, but VERY crowded and tiring] but now I'm back for the next week, until Monday that is. Sometime th