Raugh!! -nice thread.
I hated getting disiplined physically when I was younger. It improved some points in me, but messed up others. If you want your kids to grow up "normally" as society dictated, then physical disipline should be taken.
Kids without such physical disiplin seem to ignore consequences of their actions and also are less tolerent of others. They can act however they darn well please, but it IS KINDOF rude to act that way. There are, of course, always exeptions to this. Many infact.