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Correct. My whole issue is with giving extra attention to a person just because they tipped you. I think that is shady. I always tip and never expect more from it. If they gave me more service/attention, I would say that is not necessary and move along. But, are you building a culture with them that tipping is the best/only way to get that extra attention? It sure seems impossible to argue that. People learn from past behavior. Say a guy had never tipped you after 20 lessons and you had never once stopped him and asked how his game was going on the putting green, but then after he tips you after one lesson, you suddenly approach him to chat about this game. Do you not think that builds the assumption that tips are the key to getting more? Or say two of your students are on the green and you only chat up one of them while completely ignoring the other. Then after your lesson with the student you chatted with, the other student sees a tip being handed over. What do you think the impression is?
Don't be so sure about that. You can do fine, but there is overwhelming evidence that shows two-parent homes are far more economically secure than single-family homes by and large, and that it is easier on children. I also don't buy that marriage is only about feelings. That's quite another topic, but part of the marriage compact to me is all about security, "settling down," and the like.
Here's a link from good old Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_firearm-related_death_rate Even if you eliminate all categories except homicides with guns, the US is by and large much worse than other what are considered "1st World" countries. Most of the nations ahead of the US are impoverished, often with a heavy presence of drug cartels, civil unrest, poverty, and illiteracy. Eliminating suicide, however, seems like a bad idea when arguing this topic. 18+ thousand suicides a year from guns. Many of them could have been avoided with certain measures. Interestingly, though, firearms deaths are way DOWN in the US from the mid-1990s. Like cut in half.