There are many inspirational gurus who will tell you that life can be easy and when you take their advice, you will never have to struggle.
There are many words to describe that kind of advice but most of them shouldn’t really appear on a website of this nature. No matter what you do in your life or, how you organise it; there will be times when you struggle, when you feel down, when you don’t want to do anything and when you really don’t care if the world falls apart.
Oliver Cromwell and Shivaji could force a mighty foe bite the dust with the help of only a handful of disciplined and iron-hearted soldiers.
Even a massive army will crumble like a house of cards in the absence of discipline, as did the Egyptian army under Antony. Police without discipline is even worse than armed bandits.
Disciplined students are the pillars of a nation’s strength and with their strength of character they can lift a nation to the great heights of progress.
“Discipline is the cement that binds an army.” An army is as great and powerful as it is disciplined and united.It is essential for the preservation of social values.But discipline should be inborn and self-imposed rather than externally imposed.Contrary to general belief, self-discipline isn't a severe and limited behaviour or a restrictive lifestyle.In its simplest form self-discipline is the ability to do what you need to do; even when you really don’t want to do it.Similarly, only a dedicated and disciplined student can carne out a brilliant career for himself and serve the motherland.Wanton indulgence in indiscipline, strikes, demonstrations, drug-addiction, beating up of teachers in examinations, molestation of girls, boycotting classes, defying the authorities and fighting pitched battles with the police, which has become the bane of student life in free India of today are, in a way, the negation of the-very theme and purpose of the student life.There is an obvious reason for this – while you can control yourself (most of the time); most things which happen in this world are outside of your control.Self-discipline is needed at all times, whether you are feeling good or bad. It’s only when you are on a bad day and struggling that you notice your need for self-discipline.It should be a tenor and mode of life based upon moral basis rather than an external compulsion caused by an unscrupulous and power-hungry authoritarian government.It should be taught by education and enlightenment.