Discipline is the ability to behave and worn is a strict standard and controlled form which involves obeying particular rules or pattern of behaviour even in a difficult situation. It is the attitude of doing the right thing at the right time. Peace and harmony prevails in societies when the citizens are disciplined.
ATTRIBUTES OF DISCIPLINE
- SELF – CONTROL: this is deliberately avoiding abnormal behaviour that can embarrass you and others e.g. avoiding the urge to fight in public or exchange of abusive word with a colleague. Someone without self-control can engage in drug trafficking to meet a need.
- MODESTY: it is sympathy in all things people want to throw the bigger party, ride the best car when it is not necessary. Extravagant life style has made lot of leaders and civil servants engage in corrupt practices.
- RESPECT FOR RULES AND REGULATIONS: A disciplined person pay his tax regularly, obey traffic rules and help security agents’ fights against crime by providing useful information when necessary.
IMPORTANCE OF DISCIPLINE
- Discipline encourages peace in the society: when people obey rules and regulations. There will be peace in such a society.
- It foster unity: discipline make people worn together in unity
- It fosters economic and political development: financial discipline in civil servant and political would make them use government find for developmental project than for projects that will benefits them, their friend and relatives.
CONSEQUENCES OF INDISCIPLINE
Indiscipline is the opposite of discipline. It is the act of doing things the society frowns at. The following are some of the consequences of discipline in the society.
- It brings disorderliness in the society
- It allows for social and political instability
- It slows down development efforts
- In the school there will be utter confusion. Teachers would not be able to teach and students unable to learn.
- It leads to disunity; break up of families and destruction of social values.
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