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Old October 29, 2013, 02:08 PM   #26
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For "aggression" I would substitute assertiveness. Make it clear that some behaviors will NOT be tolerated.
Yes, our society panders to much to the "mentally ill", the "insane" or the "crazy". What's the old kids' saying-"He can't help it, he's mental!" I like to quote the words of Ronald George who presided over the trail of the Hillside Stranglers Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi. When asked wht he didn't consider people like to be insane, he replied:
"Why should we label as insane someone who refuses to live by Society's rules?"
And I like to quote from a Disney tie-in book to their version of "20,000 Leagues under the Sea." When Professor Arronax pleads with Ned Land to allow to try to reasaon with Captain Nemo, Ned Land replies:
"Nemo's like a mad dog. You can't resson or argue with him, you can only muzzle him or shoot him!"
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Old October 29, 2013, 02:35 PM   #27
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Nope, that's it. The initial OP was flawed and now we wander into uninformed discussions of mental illness.

Pax made the major points.

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