Don’t lose sight of self-discipline

Posted by Samantha on July 2, 2011 in Thought for the day |

Parents teach children discipline for two different, indeed diametrically opposed, reasons: to render the child submissive to them and to make him independent of them. Only a self-disciplined person can be obedient; and only such a person can be autonomous.

Thomas Stephen Szasz, Hungarian psychiatrist and academic (b. 1920)

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