I saw this on facebook the other day
Good for you. I think that's fantastic. No really. That you can somehow emerge from childhood having been taught that hitting a child instills anything other than fear, utter disgust, and absolutely nonexistent respect for any human being who uses physical violence as a means of controlling their children. That "respect for others" you speak of? It's not respect. It is a few things, but not respect, at least not by the definition you are implying.
It is fear.
It is hatred of confrontation.
It is an inability to stand up for one's self out of disdain for drama and outbursts.
It is respect alright. It's respect for your own personal space and the rabid desire to keep it free from those who would do you harm.
I was spanked as a child.
I now suffer from a psychological condition known as "You fucking lay a goddamned hand on me you stupid cunt and I will fucking scalp you, shove a pole up your ass, and leave you for the vultures to fight over. Don't fucking touch me. Don't fucking raise your voice in my direction. And don't you dare think that your physical power over me even comes within whispering distance of the realm of respect.
I do not spank my children. And if they have no respect for you, it simply means you haven't fucking earned it.
Now go suck on a pole, asshole.