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Of Freedom and Discipline.

“Democracy is liberty – a liberty which does not infringe on the liberty nor encroach on the rights of others; a liberty which maintains strict discipline, and makes law its guarantee and the basis of its exercise. This alone is true liberty; this alone can produce true democracy.”

Chiang Kai-shek

Freedom is frequently assumed to be the absence of rules and responsibilities. IMO, however, discipline is the backbone of freedom. We could not move without our skeletal system. A country cannot move without its laws and infrastructure. A society cannot move without the framework of social etiquette and behavior that binds us together and separates us from insects and protozoans.

In summary: When your child is being a brat and disturbing other people in the train- kicking them, throwing their food and stepping on their toes- you cannot ignore it. Yes, he is 4 years old and does not understand social customs and etiquette. YOU ARE HIS PARENT. IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO TEACH HIM. Giving him freedom to cause a ruckus does not make you a good parent. Making him understand why he shouldn’t, will. Sheesh.

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Appreciator of all things beautiful. Procrastinator At Large. Lover of animals. 23. Simultaneously too young and too old for her age.

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