OK this is only my view here so take it for what it's worth. We have all this new PC stuff in schools and the new gentler approach with discipline in this country toward our kids. with all the child protection agencies and teacher intervention and all. Now heres where I'm going with this. before all this crap we (the readers and non readers ) mainly I would Guess 25 to 65 had none of this stuff when we where kids and from what I remember we never had school shootings and mass shootings by kids toward kids. we as youth where pretty rowdy but for the most part respected the rules of society and our elders, we didn't go whining to the teacher because we lost at tag or go running to police every time some one pointed a finger at you and said bang. I my uneducated opinion on changing society as a whole I would say we failed miserably If the aim was to make us more friendly toward each other and make things less stress full on our youth it's not working. mass killings, school shootings, hate crimes up to almost the level they where in the 60's and our kids afraid to go to school, not because they didn't study for the math test or the bully wants their lunch money or even the blond sitting in home room showed your note to all her friends, But because they are afraid of being shoot or killed. I have ranted enough so I close with my view. we have done away with discipline and order to make everyone feel better and as a result have made things worse. You can't have discipline and order and build self esteem with out some ones feeling getting hurt. so deal with it thats what makes us stronger not some mamby pamby PC bull. Maybe I'm all together wrong in my thinking if so I'm sure this is the place that will tell me.