I don't remember the districts ( I do know one of the principals had a kids TV show though or something along the those lines). It was in the 80's. It did not work on me either - I have always been a bit rebellious."
I was a student in Colorado and I was on the receiving end of a paddling by 2 different principals at 2 different schools. So, yes, corporal punishment did occur in Colorado schools ( at least in my experience) . I am not sure whether or…"
"Thanks for your response Limber. I would like to see the studies that prove your opinion about AA being more effective for certain types of people. But, if you don't have the time to link them that is cool too. Also see the thread that felch…"
"With all due respect Limber Lightfoot.
I don't think AA is a very effective a way to address maladjusted behaviors such as chronic alcohol abuse. There are a few studies that have been done that have provided evidence that AA is not much more…"
"What about SMART recovery: http://www.smartrecovery.org/. AA is not the only game in town. SMART is secular, it seems to work for people with addictions and it does not require any belief in a higher power or god."
Are you passionate about anything? If so, perhaps there is the beginning of purpose and meaning.
As for morals - I just practice the principle of - doing no harm. Also the "golden rule" is not necessarily bad just because it is…"
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Nice photo. Andromeda, right?
Actually, it was astronomy that led me into science and away from new age woo way back in the early 1980s. It turns out that reality is more interesting than anything I can make up. And I'm really good at making stuff up.
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