Discipline and disciple (which means “pupil”) have the same roots for a reason. Without discipline, you cannot be a pupil, you cannot be a student, you cannot learn. Proper discipline, especially self-discipline, is what gives us true freedom. Liberty is not libertinage. Freedom is not chaos. Freedom is the golden mean between order and chaos — it is arrived at through discipline.
Published by Troy Earl Camplin
I am a poet/playwright and interdisciplinary scholar. I have a Ph.D. in the humanities, a M.A. in English, and a B.A. in recombinant gene technology. View all posts by Troy Earl Camplin