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LPT: Getting angry at someone for doing something you don’t approve of will likely cause them to keep doing it, but hiding it better


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Dude, this is almost word-for-word the top LPT on the front page right now. Come on.

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Original Poster-1 points · 7 days ago

Please read both again. Mistakes isn’t the same as “doing something you don’t approve of”

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Notice how my comment says “almost” word-for-word. I read both.

It’s almost exactly the same thing.

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Original Poster0 points · 7 days ago

Yet in the end all of the comments on the other one are talking about kids making mistakes, while the kind of discussion I wanted to generate was geared towards teenagers, students, and young adults who all have to hide something from someone simply because they don’t like it.

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Jesus dude this is some lazy reposting

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Original Poster1 point · 7 days ago · edited 7 days ago

Source: Every teenage/young adult that smokes pot.

But on a more serious note. I just read the reddit post about the guy who got his son molesting his dog, his son swore he would stop, didn’t stop after all, guy ended up with a divorced wife and a fucked up kid.

But basically, instead of getting angry, and punishing the person (whether his acts are illegal or simply not liked by you), you should just let them know why it’s not bad and don’t dismiss the point they make without reasoning. Have a civilized discussion.

Like in the case of pot. Parent catches the teen smoking pot, grounded for a few months, and when he’s out he’s going to be smoking pot but being more lowkey about it. Instead, just sit with the kid, explain your concerns, let them make their points, you counter these points, and if it turns out you had misconceptions either allow the kid to smoke pot— or if you simply don’t like it, tell him that you’d rather him not do it because of X, Y, Z (which should all be valid points).

Like if you catch the teen doing coke, you explain that coke is harmful to your body, addiction, etc. and then let him make his own life choices with you pitching in your opinion whenever you feel like it will fit and not taking a stronger measure (grounding, kicking out) unless it starts directly affecting you, which is the point where the person has disregard for others and should be treated back with disregard.

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