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Selfish Reasons for Civilized Behavior

The nihilist in me isn’t too interested in moralizing to my children about right and wrong. Yes, I believe in ethics and morality, but no, I do not believe that we are obligated to anyone but ourselves to be good and moral people. If we aren’t obligated to anyone but ourselves, then any reason why find to be good and moral must necessarily be selfish. Right? I think so. And after polling some friends on what they considered “civilized behavior,” here are some actions and the selfish reasons to perform them.

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Spanking is Always Unnecessary VI: Divine Mandate

Send him mail. “One Improved Unit” is an original column appearing sporadically on Friday at Everything-Voluntary.com, by the founder and editor Skyler J. Collins. Archived columns can be found here. OIU-only RSS feed available here. Spanking is Always Unnecessary I: IntroductionSpanking is Always Unnecessary II: Preventing MisbehaviorSpanking is Always Unnecessary III: Hurting Themselves or OthersSpanking…

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Spanking is Always Unnecessary V: Respect and Obedience

Send him mail. “One Improved Unit” is an original column appearing sporadically on Friday at Everything-Voluntary.com, by the founder and editor Skyler J. Collins. Archived columns can be found here. OIU-only RSS feed available here. Spanking is Always Unnecessary I: IntroductionSpanking is Always Unnecessary II: Preventing MisbehaviorSpanking is Always Unnecessary III: Hurting Themselves or OthersSpanking…

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Spanking is Always Unnecessary IV: Discipline and Toughness

Send him mail. “One Improved Unit” is an original column appearing sporadically on Thursday at Everything-Voluntary.com, by the founder and editor Skyler J. Collins. Archived columns can be found here. OIU-only RSS feed available here. Spanking is Always Unnecessary I: IntroductionSpanking is Always Unnecessary II: Preventing MisbehaviorSpanking is Always Unnecessary III: Hurting Themselves or Others…

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Spanking is Always Unnecessary III: Hurting Themselves or Others

Send him mail. “One Improved Unit” is an original column appearing sporadically on Thursday at Everything-Voluntary.com, by the founder and editor Skyler J. Collins. Archived columns can be found here. OIU-only RSS feed available here. Spanking is Always Unnecessary I: IntroductionSpanking is Always Unnecessary II: Preventing Misbehavior It might seem logical to cause a child…

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Spanking is Always Unnecessary II: Preventing Misbehavior

Send him mail. “One Improved Unit” is an original column appearing sporadically on Thursday at Everything-Voluntary.com, by the founder and editor Skyler J. Collins. Archived columns can be found here. OIU-only RSS feed available here. Spanking is Always Unnecessary I: Introduction Many parents justify their use of spanking and punishments as a way to prevent…

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