Importance of discipline in life
Discipline is one of the most important virtues in human life. It has its birth in human-being’s wish for happiness. In the dim dawn of human history, the need of society was realized when men felt that the law of the jungle no longer appealed to them and that a life of orderliness and obedience, a life of love, peace and co-operation would be more rewarding.
Discipline plays an important role in the overall well-being of a family. In a family, the parents, the children, brothers and sisters and even the servant – all have their allotted duties to perform and the family boat sails on smoothly in all weather if each of them discharged his responsibility. The same thing is true to the society.
Discipline is indispensable for men of every age and at every station in life. It is indispensable at home, in academic life, in the playground, in society, in public life, in the army and police, in fact everywhere. Without law and discipline amongst the people, the society will be thrown into utter confusion.
If the individual members are permitted to do whatever they like, society will break up and the onward march of civilization and progress will be arrested.
Discipline does not mean iron rule. It means willing compliance with a code of conduct prescribed by the superior wisdom for the common good. Its purpose is to see that liberty does not degenerate into license.
Breach of discipline leads to anti-social activities and the liberty of the community itself may be endangered.
There must be someone everywhere to lead the way – father in the family, boss in the office, teachers in the school and so on. The presence of the leader steadies the course of discipline and ensures a smooth working of the machinery.
If people understands the importance of discipline and gladly cultivate this habit, the society to which they belong would turn to be an ideal society.