What is Discipline and How Does It Work?

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I chose DISCIPLINE for this research paper. DISCIPLINE can mean something to one person and have a whole different mean to someone else. To some, DISCIPLINE is a way of life, and to others, DISCIPLINE is something they were taught. I knew DISCIPLINE was going to be the word I chose to research because in the military, will need a great deal of DISCIPLINE. DISCIPLINE is needed to successfully complete the assignments that are given by the Drill Sergeant and Cadre. DISCIPLINE can also be hard to have which makes it hard to be successful. What is the true definition of DISCIPLINE?
According to Webster’s New Twentieth Century Dictionary Unabridged, DISCIPLINE is defined as “Subjection to rule; submissiveness to order and control; habit of obedience.” The definition states that DISCIPLINE is to follow direct orders and rules. DISCIPLINE plays a big role in the military. Soldiers in basic training need to show DISCIPLINE in order to keep the Drill Sergeant from yelling at the soldiers or making the soldiers do physical exercise. DISCIPLINE is also needed if a soldier ever gets deployed, and it can be a crucial factor in a soldier survival. DISCIPLINE to me is someone who can follow direct orders, no questions asked.
In The Oxford Desk Thesaurus, I looked for synonyms and antonyms for the word DISCIPLINE. A synonym I chose for DISCIPLE is control. Control means “To exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command.” DISCIPLINE means “Subjection to rule; submissiveness to order and control; habit of obedience.” These are both similar because the words both have to do with following direct commands. An antonym to DISCIPLINE is chaos. Chaos means “A state of utter confusion or disorder; a total lack of organization or order. There i...

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