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Saturday, September 25

Self-discipline

What does it mean? Is it a good thing? If so, how does one develop it?

Here's my attempt at what it means:
The tendency to consistently do things one considers good (to consistently be what one thinks of as good).

I had some other ideas about what it means:
-The tendency to do good things consistently.
-The tendency to do good things even if they are boring or unpleasant.
-The tendency do unpleasant and boring things because one thinks they are good/important to do.


The latter two definitions seem to imply that doing good things is likely or might have to be boring and unpleasant. The last doesn't really seem like a viable description of self-discipline, but it seems like something that people confuse with self-discipline.

I changed it to what a person THINKS of as good because people might have different ideas about what is good, but the concept of self-discipline can sometimes be used to refer to actions of people that most would consider very bad and yet the person thought was good at the time.

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