If you remember your childhood days, you should remember how your parents endeavored to discipline you or care for you to ensure that you could grow into a well-rounded citizen. Those of you who may be facing the prospect of court ordered education programs may be feeling a little nervous or hesitant at this time. Don’t be, because such court ordered programs are not designed to punish you (there is a huge difference between punishment and discipline).
They have been put into place to help you. Where there was a lack of discipline and even a trust deficit elsewhere in your life and at an earlier time, you may have snapped a little in recent times. The law is good this way. It eventually catches up with you. And no, you are not branded a criminal. It is just that when you are feeling angry and frustrated, or under pressure, you find yourself veering into irrational behavior at times and without batting an eyelid.
The thing about irrational behavior is that it can and does infringe on the rights and privileges of others. Sometimes physical or emotional harm (or both) can be done. Most of the time it is unintentional. Where the damage done has been intentional, the consequences could be more severe. But even so, there is still light at the end of the tunnel for would-be or deliberate repeat offenders. Isolated incarceration does not set the record straight.
A court ordered educational program does. And while it does, it empowers you with knowledge on how to control yourself in public and conduct your everyday affairs successfully and as a model citizen. And the biggest beneficiary in all of this is, of course, you.