Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Talk about tough love

Check out what this family did to help their son get back on the right path.

Tough-love remedy for an unruly teen: Two years. With monks. In Cambodia.

I don't know if I could do that to my kids. My kids suck the life out of me at times, but they really are good kids.

You know, this could be like compulsory military service in some countries. It serves as character development, although it doesn't build the national pride that I see in those countries. Compulsory military service won't fit in the United States or with the way the military is designed. So what about compulsory Buddhism?

1 comment:

Beau said...

Some more thoughts:

I think that spending time amongst monks would be cool, but my life priorities don't allow for that.

I think that Buddhism has a very interesting point of view and could very well fit in with our lives. It seems to me like one of those religions where you take the parts that make you a better person and apply them to your self.