We live in a country where community service is a punishment for misdemeanors. Hmm? What does that say?
To me, it’s practical, but sad. Forced usefulness. I wonder how often this “punishment” results in a change of heart for the person. Did they find it an annoyance? An inconvenience to their busy lives? When finished, do they view it the same? What impact does it have on them? If anyone has some stories, I’d love to hear them.
I recently read that Russell Brand was sentenced to community service hours (apparently Brits have the same misdemeanor policy) for throwing a paparazzo’s iPhone, but that he said he considered it an “honor” and not a “punishment”. Good for him.