fear of retribution works

It’s true to say that retribution doesn’t work but the fear of retribution does.

┬áIt’s only by externally imposed discipline from people who care about you (parents etc.) that you learn to discipline yourself.

It is this, which Freud called the SuperEgo, or policeman.

Without it you only have the Id (base animal instincts) to inform the Ego (the conscious mind).

Put another way:

It’s time to stop telling kids that they have “rights” and start telling them that they have “responsibilities” towards others in Society.


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