Discipline is much valued in human society. We say it is important to be disciplined; that youth needs discipline as all people of all countries, even ourselves. And then we beat our chests, like gorillas, and are very pleased with ourselves and all the discipline. Why? Why do we believe that discipline is necessary? Can we truly say that discipline is necessary and beneficial, or is it perhaps sometimes harmful and hurtful for all of us, both the person who is being disciplined and society as a whole? Discipline is often accompanied by punishment, which in turn leads to unwanted side effects, such as dislike of those who penalize and the circumstances in which penalty is imposed.
This is the topic in chapter 5 in the book “The moment” – continue reading>