Ours is a culture that has long used physical pain as a punishment for unwanted behavior not only in children, but in adults. You actually kill people to get people to stop killing people.
It is insanity to use the energy that created a problem to seek to solve the problem.
It is insanity to repeat the behaviors you want to stop in order to stop them.
It is insanity to model behaviors all over your society that you say you do not want your offspring to copy.
And the highest insanity is pretending that none of this is happening, then wondering why your children are acting insane.
Friendship with God
Neale Donald Walsch