Importance Of Discipline And Indiscipline

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These days there is a lot of talk about discipline having gone down, and indiscipline being rampant in every sphere of life. This is very true but, let us quite clearly understand what discipline really means. Discipline is in essence, the training of the mind to obey instructions. In the bygone days, this training of the mind to obey was found in all people and in every sphere of functioning but to-day it is missing everywhere. Let us now analyze why this has happened and can we find any solution for it, or consider it a lost cause? I feel that the reason is mainly in our education. It is a wonder but true that we have started believing that we being intellectuals, need no rules to be laid down for us, and do not need any discipline. The…show more content…
Is this what we understand about modernity, education and freedom? From the road, let us go to an office. If the time for office 10'0' clock it will never start functioning at least before 11'0' clock. Besides, inside the office also, there is no work seen as the boss is not yet in. This shows we do not work because we have to work or that we are supposed to work, or because we are being paid for working, but we work only when there is someone to see us work, or scold us for not working. Is this what discipline is all…show more content…
Let us now analyze why we have just got to be indiscipline I personally feel that this is all because we have developed in us very wrong notions of education and freedom and modernity. It appears that we believe that being able to do what an individual wants to do at any time, is the true measure of freedom. This may be quite true but, to a very limited extent. For, if we all start doing what each one of us wants to do at any given time we will land us in a state of utter confusion and chaos. This is exactly what has happened to us today. We have reached the zenith of chaos in every sphere of

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