Friday, 19 October 2012

2. Petulance vs Discipline

Human values

Today we move onto Petulance vs Discipline

Petulance is characterised by chaotic thinking.  The antidote is order and harmony.  Music has a profound effect.

 C2 the hearing. Discipline includes harmonious music which is a great antidote to petulance.

 C2 the facial muscles, laughter, the antidote to petulance

Anatomy C2 the submandibular and sublingual glands

 Courtesy of wikipedia: discipline is systematic instruction given to disciples to train them as students in a craft or trade, or any other activity which they are supposed to perform, or to follow a particular code of conduct or "order". Discipline is the assertion of willpower over more base desires, and is usually understood to be synonymous with self control. Self-discipline is to some extent a substitute for motivation, when one uses reason to determine the best course of action that opposes one's desires. Virtuous behavior is when one's motivations are aligned with one's reasoned aims: to do what one knows is best and to do it gladly. Continent behavior, on the other hand, is when one does what one knows is best, but must do it by opposing one's motivations.Moving from continent to virtuous behavior requires training and some self-discipline.

Ian Brealey

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