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For the lack of a better title...

I told my mom and her boyfriend, after a long discussion about a bunch of different stuff including school and the definition of "unconditional gift", the "Expected respect is respect unearned." quote. Instant rejection. "Your mother has given you all of the respect in the world blah blah blah." Really? She just about lost all of it when she nearly gave me a black eye, and almost took out that eye too, with a freakin' water bottle. The he gave me crap about how he was raised. His mom would beat him blah blah.

He forgot about his point about times are changing. How you treat your kids is changing. Everything is changing. I don't care how you were raised, I was raised differently. I was raised around different people with different values and in a different generation than you. This is not a generation where giving your kid a black eye is okay anymore. Shit changed. People's values have changed.

Maybe I got raised so differently because my parents didn't like how their parents raised them. They did all they could to make our experience better than theirs was. They didn't want us being hit/beaten/ect. Then all of a sudden it's okay because they were raised like that?

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
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Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
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(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
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he sounds like a cunt

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Woah dude, don't fucking let either of your parents hit you. I don't give 2 shits if shes a woman she hits you she gets promoted to man status and hit her right the fuck back.
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My mom was raised in a Catholic family, and beating was common in that setting. Her parents only spanked when you actually did shit wrong. She decided that hitting was wrong and decided not to hit her children. She followed through with that and even stepped in when me and my sister would get spanked by dad. So I don't accept his excuse.

If she though hitting was "ok" atleast it not be belts, frying pans or in this case water bottles to the eye. Where I live, it's considered abuse. If she thought it was an "ok" way of punishment then barehand on the butt, not too hard. Like slightly harder that a high five.
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He is an asshole.

Sure, I got the rrupi (belt), my hair pulled, smacked in the ass (by a golden glove winning boxer no less).

That sure as hell doesn't make it "okay".

Beating is a big thing in my family. Most of the time their answer to anything a child does that they don't like is "beat them otherwise they won't listen".

There is a reason my little cousins often cry a river when I leave. I never lay a hand on them except playfully. I have a more logical tolerance (4 year olds will scream and be hyper) and they listen when I tell the to stop if they are actually doing something bad. Mutual respect with a child... is the best way to live with them.

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Show them this
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(02-17-2012 03:10 PM)Dirtbikemike Wrote:  She just about lost all of it when she nearly gave me a black eye, and almost took out that eye too, with a freakin' water bottle. The he gave me crap about how he was raised. His mom would beat him blah blah.

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Quote:His mom would beat him blah blah.
No wonder he's an asshole. Being beaten up by the people who are supposed to be most supportive when you're little can really fuck a person up.

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(02-23-2012 08:04 PM)SoulRiser Wrote:  
Quote:His mom would beat him blah blah.
No wonder he's an asshole. Being beaten up by the people who are supposed to be most supportive when you're little can really fuck a person up.

Well let's hope my mom isn't getting me to that point.

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
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