Value of Discipline
Discipline means self-control. It requires a person to observe certain rules of conduct. It is necessary to lead a civilized life. Its absence creates disorder. No progress is possible without it. It is essential in every field of life. There can be no peace and justice without it. Without discipline man is nothing more than an animal.
Children learn discipline from their parents. Therefore it is necessary that first of all parents should be disciplined. Students learn discipline from their teachers. Only disciplined teachers can teach students to observe discipline. The fall in discipline results in the fall of academic standards. We can learn discipline from heavenly bodies. The sun, the moon and the stars move according the law of nature.
Discipline is the life-breath of an army. No army can be imagined without discipline. Without discipline an army is nothing but a crowd of people. Discipline is needed in political life also. If political leaders are not disciplined, they can’t deliver the goods. They will ruin the country. Discipline in the playground is no less important. No game is possible if the rules of the game are not observed.
There are people who don’t like discipline. They say that discipline 1’s their freedom. But such people are wrong. They should know absence of discipline means death and destruction. Discipline should not be imposed from without. It should come from within. Only discipline is enduring. Democracy can survive only if the people are disciplined.
Thus discipline regulates our life. It makes life worth-living. People should realize their responsibilities. They should perform their duties honestly. Discipline alone should govern their daily activities.