|me:||i don't even care. i'm not going to talk about this anymore.|
|me:||and you know what else? [2000 word rant]|
'I was beat/spanked/paddled and I turned out fine! See?'
I would argue that you did not turn out fine; you turned into someone who thinks it’s okay to hit a defenseless child when she does something wrong because you have power over someone smaller than you.
Not to mention, what does spanking actually teach kids? It teaches kids that they can and should physically hit others when others do something that they don’t like. I’ve taken care of children since I was fourteen, and I’ve seen parents hit their kids for hitting their sibling or a peer. In what world does that make sense?