Many people in tech and business field of Myanmar today are very familiar innovation. But one thing some are almost forgetting is ‘discipline’. How do you think? I would say discipline come first before innovation. I have many friends who are recognized as genius because they can create new programs, software, hardware and many new products. But only few of them are living on discipline. There is two kinds of discipline basically; self-discipline and discipline according to place.
Who make disciplines?
Human make disciplines and they have to live not to go beyond disciplines. More and more rules and regulation are developed because people do more weird and bad things. If people don’t kill anyone else, there may not be rule for murdering. People make it and people live with it.
Discipline according to place
First let me explain you about discipline according to place. For example, if you are in the particular office, you must have to obey that office’s discipline. If you are attending a university, you have to flow in rhythm with that university’s discipline. If you are living in Myanmar country, you have to obey the discipline, laid by Myanmar government. Everywhere, every county and every place have their own discipline. If you visit someone house, you must have to obey what the house owner says you. I believe you know what I mean. What kind of pride and things that you are having, you must have to obey your office, local, and house’s discipline.
It is very important because I am seeing that many young people are today losing their self-discipline or self-control. There may not bepeople sometime who to rule you, warm you in the office, in the public place, etc. In such condition, who will control you? It is you. You have to control yourself, rule yourself.
- · Don’t smoke at bus stop. There may be a warning sign or not, but don’t smoke.
- · Don’t speak loud in the office because other people are working.
- · Don’t open the music by speaker when other people in the office don’t like.
- · Don’t be rude when dealing with seniors and those who are older than you.
- · Don’t be THROW the trashes everywhere carelessly. Find the trashes bin and take your trashes into the bin carefully.
- · Don’t draw anything in public wall and private wall of property owners.
- · Don’t break public materials down.
- · Don’t cheat over others when waiting to buys something. Don’t skip lines. Have a habit of queuing.
And there are many other things. There may be no one who warm you sometime. In that case, you must have to rule yourself. It is just a general self-discipline. There is also a self-mind discipline, which you have to rule your mind and life. What if you don’t study although you have exam? You will fail the exam for sure. What if you don’t try for your career although you have opportunity to grow? You will not get anywhere. If you don’t control your mind, people will not care you unless you make something trouble. Only when you make trouble, they will warm you and take you action. You wake up late? It is fine as long as you can do your daily routine and don’t miss appointment.
Why discipline come first before innovation?
Do you think innovation is the key to change the country? What if innovators don’t have discipline? They will ruin the country instead. Discipline is very important. If I were the president, I will first teach every children disciplines. After only they learn how to live, what to do and what not to do in their life and in the country, they will do the best for the country. Innovation without discipline will tend to mar the country instead of making better. People first have to learn sympathy, empathy, kindness, etc. Then innovate! Build the country better.
Author: Aung Kham
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