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Why Self-Discipline Is Overrated

If there is one character trait whose benefits are endorsed by traditional and progressive educators alike, it may well be self-discipline. Self-discipline might be defined as marshalling one’s willpower to accomplish things that are generally regarded as desirable, and self-control as using that same sort of willpower to prevent oneself from doing what is seen to be undesirable or to delay gratification. While I readily admit that it’s good to be able to persevere at worthwhile tasks -- and that some students seem to lack this capacity -- I want to suggest that the concept is actually problematic in three fundamental ways.

I. Consider a student who always starts her homework the moment it’s assigned. A couple of interesting paradoxes follow from this analysis. II. III. Reddit: Psychology is a science! Okay, I don't know anything about your educational background, but surely you see that threatening banning is as much censorship as banning is. These actions censor content just as effectively, in different ways. The Church didn't censor Galileo by putting him on the rack, they did it by showing him the rack. You, too, can study history, and thereby possibly avoid reliving it. Asking you not to offend a certain group is well within reasonable limits of moderating a forum of this kind. Yes about Reddit in general, but it's fatal in a science context. And to think you could have performed that trivial mental exercise all by yourself.

The standing of physics as a scientific field rests with its having crafted, and then tested, the Standard Model, a scientific theory.


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100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School – Eternal Code

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Rarely known YouTube features

Every day, the Google team puts up two videos head to head in each category – like Comedy, Cute, Music, Bizarre and Dance – and users get to vote for their choice. They also get bonus points if the video chosen by them wins the round. Users can then also compete to earn a place in the leaderboards in this fun and simple game of voting. It also helps YouTube to popularize user-generated videos. Play YouTube Slam! YouTube Leanback: You guessed it right.