Oberon wrote: Which is an off-hand way of saying that there are benefits to being beaten as a child.
Ah, the moral force of being handed a pair of clippers, and sent down to the very bottom of the garden to cut a switch, when you are guilty of crime.
It was a very effective way of making the lesson stick in the kids head. The whole way down the path, and back, you are thinking over your fault and bitterly regretting its commission.
What is the punishment now?. Being sent to your room. Have you seen the average kids room these days?. The Spacy Parlours from my childhood would look barren in comparison to the average kids room these days.
Whispri wrote:Actually there was mention of a non-royal Side in the RCC II, a regency named... Hyatt I think.
Regency means "The office or period of government by a regent". A Regent is "A person appointed to administer a country because the monarch is a minor or is absent or incapacitated". So, still a Royal side.
Zeku wrote:I don't understand, his handwriting looks really good to me. In fact, its better than my own.
The emotional reaction to it says even more about you than your inability to easily read it.
I certainly agree.
People saying they can read other languages, and yet admitting they can't spend the few weeks effort it takes to learn to use elegant handwriting, are really not saying that they are educated. They are saying, at the very least, they are limited in their endeavour.
It isn't difficult, they teach children to do it.
However, those same children, now, can't do math without a machine, and can't write our beautiful languages correctly without spellchecking.
It ENTIRELY comes down to laziness and lack of determination, which can be taught, and learnt, like any other human skill. Computers and Television have taught our little dears to be lazy, just like playing British Bulldog and Rugby taught my generation to be tough.
Castamir wrote:So now we know Parson studied medicine.
Very good. Of course, the half of the people won't get it, which is sort of unfair too.