Is it cool to have gone to prison?

  1. Ms Kaye 07 profile image49
    Ms Kaye 07posted 8 years ago

    Is it cool to have gone to prison?

    Seems like the youth of today think that going to prison is the "in" thing, but really it can mess up their future and their chosen career. We have to get them to see that they are worth so much more. I am just trying to get a feel of how our actual youth feel about this issue.

  2. Mr. Happy profile image83
    Mr. Happyposted 8 years ago

    It is not cool to go to prison. You are a donkey if you end-up in prison but if you survive prison (and how you survive prison): that is what decides wether as you mention, someone is seen as cool or not. It is not even about being cool though - I see what you are saying though ... it is all about the soldier attitude.

  3. commisioner profile image54
    commisionerposted 8 years ago

    i am not a "youth" by any means. but as a youth in the distant past, i can remember fighting against all figures of authority. my parents, the police ect.. difference is, i also feared them and the repercussions of that rebellious nature. now the youth no longer fear this because it's against the law to punish the young with corporal punishment. you can't smack a kid on the backside for swearing. there is very little ways to punish a kid to instill fear in wrongdoing.
    i was caught stealing something from a local store when i was young. the store owner, blistered my butt, then called my dad who in turn blistered my blisters, and i was grounded for 2 months as well as having to pay back the store for something they already got back.
    now even the parent can't punish the child. the courts let them get away with it 3-4 times before any probation is even given to today's youth. they no longer fear doing wrong. it gets boring so they go to bigger and bigger thrills until they do something that gets them locked up. they feel cool cause they got away with 100 things and were only punished for 1.
    it used to be a bruise on the family for being put in prison. i saw families leave town when one of their own was locked up. now it's a merit badge. things have "CHANGED" for the worse and as a country we are "full speed ahead" for that kind of change.

 
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