Hi Darren,

First of all, thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts in such a detailed manner. To be honest, I was quite taken aback by the harsh language in the beginning but as I kept reading, the harshness mellowed down and I could see through your message.

Before I give any clarification on your comment, I would like to say that I have written the article as a commoner and not as an expert. I am a teacher by profession, and you being a respected coach, are sure to have more experience in this field than I do.

Being born and brought up in a country like India, I have observed that people here are comfortable following ancient concepts that have been flowing from several generations. Even though the concepts come with diminishing returns. (You can see from the fact that it took several years to adapt to the IB format of education in India)

I completely buy your alternative of attention, intention, and repetition. But try and sell discipline as three separate entities and people would hardly be interested. The herd mentality here is why complicate things when three concepts can be amalgamated into one i.e. discipline.

Coming to your personal experience with discipline, and all the analogies you attached to it are quite true. But as a girl brought up with Indian mentality, we have been taught that discipline is the only way for one to lead a successful life.

A person following a disciplined lifestyle will be given more importance than a person implementing attention, intention, and repetition. Discipline is a laptop brand that cannot function without being constantly attached to a charger and that charger is us. Agreed, but discipline is also that fertilizer without which a plant cannot survive and grow further.

You are not at all wrong if you're trying to reframe the term discipline into three simplified concepts. But lighter, more humane concepts don't work in India. People here crave 'complicated'.

But I am sure, as we have adopted infinite good things from our western counterparts, we will soon adapt to open-mindedness as well, in terms of demolishing the old life-sucking concepts and make way for new, simpler, and better concepts such as yours.

I also want to invite you to convert your comment on my story into a full-fledged article. Once again, thank you for your time and effort.

Regards,

Bhavna.

Every thing I write turns into sarcasm, but feel free to Email me at bhavna88.bn@gmail.com.🐣

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