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      The punishment aspect of prison is losing your freedom for a prescribed time. It should not be having your identity denied, being forced to live with dangerous members of the opposite gender, or being sexually assaulted. Also, approaches to criminal justice have changed with time because we know from experience what works and what doesn’t. For example, there was a time when it was popular to keep inmates isolated from others because this was believed to help their rehabilitation and help them meditate on their crimes. Now we’re realizing that complete social isolation does more harm than good. The “rulers of old” would probably feel differently about criminal justice if they knew what we know now. Rehabilitation is a huge part of prison, or at least it should be. It’s all fine and good to think that people should be punished for crimes that they commit, but if the punishment leaves them incapable of living a productive life when they get out, what good is it?

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      I don’t particularly like getting voicemails, but I would much rather someone leave a voicemail than just hang up when I don’t answer, which leaves me wondering if I missed an important call or not. Also, when I get voicemails, it’s usually from a doctor or a company I’ve applied for a job with. I don’t expect or want those people to text me. But since my voicemails are usually important, I do get annoyed when they’re actually telemarketing calls or something.

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      Because stuff like this doesn’t really encourage a lot of people. A lot of people fail in their fitness goals because they take an all-or-nothing approach that’s too extreme. They try to instantly change their lifestyles and feel like they’ve failed if they eat an Oreo or miss a workout. Or, they give up because they try to do too strenuous of exercise too quickly. For many people, it can be healthier and more successful in the long run to take a more relaxed approach that allows a little bit of flexibility.

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      I love this post! I get that some people are inspired by fitspiration stuff like this, but I’ve always hated how overly-simplified and extreme it usually is. There are good and bad reasons to forego working out. Occasional indulgences, like a single Oreo, aren’t terrible. Feeling pain or discomfort during a workout is a sign that you may need to take a break or step things down a bit, and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s far better to take a less extreme approach and succeed in the long run than to try to take on more than you can. A lot of people fail when they take an all or nothing approach to fitness.

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