Discipline and love

For the past few decades, as a society, we have been acknowledging the effects of stress and challenge on an individual’s behaviour.  We have also been acknowledging our rights to express our frustrations and feelings.  Both of these changes have been healthy and beneficial.  The trouble is that we have lost the art and ability to control our emotions.  We tend to “let loose’ or ‘let it all hang out’ rather than focus on the importance of remaining calm or reasonable in the face of difficulties.  So we don’t try as hard to be kind to our partners when we are feeling fed up, tired or stressed.

But if we exercise discipline and work at being – wait for it – ‘nice’ then we will increase our feelings of honour about who we are as human beings and we will bring more patience and kindness and feelings of well-being into our lives.

jess watters