Punishment is the misuse of power. It is destructive and vile. In my humble opinion, it never solves anything. It is a part of life and a way of life, but it is not the way I choose to live my life.
Earlier in one of my blog posts, I talked about creative ways to express your emotions such as anger. Sometimes we need to scream, and we can’t due to living arrangements. But, we can learn to express our emotions through various coping skills.
The reason punishment exists is because we experience various human emotions and we cannot process our feelings quickly enough. Some people are better at managing their emotions better than other people. However, other people misuse their power and punish others due to fear, anger, bitterness, or sadness. And this is never the answer because all it does is it causes a downward spiral of continual bullying.
What we need to do is learn how to deal with negativity using positive coping skills. I mentioned this in a previous article, but I’ll list it here again. You can use coping skills such as singing, dancing, exercise, or talking to a friend to cope with negativity.