Punishment is cleaning up the mess after the fact, rather than avoiding the mess in the first place. It takes care and attention, compassion and wisdom to help people keep themselves out of trouble, to heal the little agonies that might drive them to violence, but the results are a lot better in the long run. Punishment does not train, or heal, or make things right: it only adds to the pain, and drives too many people further into despair.
Anything that takes away from care and pro-active discernment hurts us all because “fixing” things by punishment after the fact doesn’t fix anything.
If tolerance is strength, then the men who threaten our world with war and total annihilation of life are weak indeed.
Ask your self: is bad attention really what you want? You might pretend to yourself that you want negativity or notoriety, especially if you believe you are a bad person. But it is easier, really, if you believe you are a good person, and act that way. When you have earned someone’s trust and respect by proving your honesty, they will do a lot with you, and a lot for you and you will have others working with you, instead of being angry with you all the time.
That is what integrity is for.