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W R
Posted about 3 years ago
Why is the lifelong goal for so many to be fat and lazy?
"I do know many with goals to be healthy and fit." I also know a lot of people who SAY their life goal is to be healthy and fit yet still aren't. I can see it for a few months but after years upon years of saying the same thing, it's pretty obvious that isn't their goal. After looking at a person's life for a decade, it's obvious what their goal was for that decade and it wasn't being fit. I'm talking about the person's true goals whether they themselves know it or not.
Noface
W R
Posted about 3 years ago
Does prison work?
Someone somewhere else said this more eloquently. It's a question of "Rehabilitation vs Retribution." Do you want to rehabilitate people to become working members of the public or do you want to enact retribution against them to make sure "Justice Is Served"? Rehabilitating someone who you want justice to be served is a much different goal then rehabilitating people. You could say they are polar opposites. Meaning, society must pick one or the other. Having both is almost impossible. Most societies around the world, so far, has been picking retribution. If retribution is the goal, then, yes, prison does work.
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W R
Posted about 3 years ago
Does prison work?
The answer to that question is that it's complicated - especially when you look at prison as it relates to private matters. Let's take this above prison and bring in the idea of law enforcement itself. Why not go even above that? Back in the old Roman days, murder was considered a private matter. Thus you can say if someone killed a relative, the family's anger is shown and they seek vengeance. The person they seek vengeance on may or may not be the one who killed their relative in the first place. Thus if you keep going, you'll see a lot of killing was done mostly because people have an innate desire to right what is wrong, per say, even when they are wrong. Thus the idea of prison and systemic justice was created to control this innate human thirst for revenge. Did it work all the time? Of course not, but you follow that thread, you can see how a lot of things we as society creates really have nothing to what we say they do. The loss of one item or person is sad but the cascading result of people going after other people just to satisfy the loss of the first thing results in 1000x the damage. Society can survive with one or two losses. Society cannot survive if everyone goes after each other due to that one or two losses. Thus you can see, law enforcement and prison in itself has one major purpose. To control the innate human desire for VENGEANCE and REVENGE. To balance the equation of something lost. To basically prevent people from "taking things into their own hands." It's pretty tragic when you think about it. Also, I didn't cover prison use for political or power reasons which opens another can of worms.