Article : Discipline
Discipline is a much misunderstood word, especially amongst the young people. They think that it is a mean by which their elders want to keep them under their thumb and make them dance to their tunes. But nothing could be far from their truth for discipline is primarily the training of the body and the mind to produce obedience to certain personnel, social, intellectual and moral needs. It means following a system of code of conduct peculiar to any institution of organization. This organization may be as small as the family and as big as a nation. It is no doubt that a restraint observed by people.
Perhaps discipline can be better understood by referring to its opposite: the lack of discipline or the freedom to do what one likes. It may sound good but in practice it becomes the law of the jungle. The liberty of individual must be limited, he must not make himself a nuisance to other people. This is indeed what discipline tries to ensure. A country cannot make any progress if its people are divided and every group wants to do what it likes. If a citizen of a country doesn't obey the law of land, there will be total chaos.
History is full of examples of disciplined men who stuck to their posts in the face of sure death. It is therefore desirable that we should accept discipline voluntarily and make it a part of our life. Discipline is indispensable for civilized life.
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