Monday, May 6, 2013

Discipline as a system......................

     Discipline has been defined as a system of techniques of dealing constructively with the pain of problem-solving - instead of avoiding that pain - in such a way that all of life's problems can be solved.  Four basic techniques have been distinguished and elaborated:  delaying gratification, assumption of responsibility, dedication to the truth or reality, and balancing.  Discipline is a system of techniques, because these techniques are very much interrelated.  In a single act one may utilize two, three, ore even all of the techniques at the same time and in such a way that they may be distinguishable from each other.
-Scott Peck,  The Road Less Traveled

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