Self-Improvement: Getting started with Discipline
March 20, 2022
One of the first things you learn in returning to a traditional lifestyle is self-discipline. This article will help you set standards for yourself, learn to speak with responsibility, and has an extra part at the end containing some classic etiquette practices.
Our life should include disciplinary standards. As we escape modernism, we must re-moralize by adapting to a traditional lifestyle. Below is a list of disciplinary actions to try to include in your daily life:
Most of us are young, and sticking to these standards is difficult. It’s okay to make mistakes, especially in our situation where traditions and rules of etiquette have been slowly disappearing for the past few generations. Many people in our community will have a difficult time adapting to our values, but if we all collectively strive to improve ourselves by living our lives this way, it will come with ease for all of us. (It may also inspire our peers!)
Language is a tool that should be used responsibly. We should speak clearly, use proper grammar, and try to avoid shortened (or vulgar) language, as well as vulgar jokes. We try to understand the value of speech, but also the value of silence. We should govern ourselves to be gentle and patient; by doing so, we appear mature and composed.
When in a conversation, we respect each other by making eye contact. We shake hands upon introduction, and present ourselves with appropriate body language. Penmanship, especially cursive handwriting, is something that should also be practiced and restored.
To wrap up this short article, I wanted to include some western social/etiquette rules that I found interesting from the past few centuries. The reestablishment of etiquette in the United States is important. As our society falls to its hedonistic surroundings, we can improve our quality of life by re-introducing older and more sophisticated standards. The following is a list of traditional rules that we should seek to continue:
Adapting these standards to our lives can help us restore the world our ancestors build for us. The traditional community is a disciplined one, but we are doing this to enjoy life! The disciplined lifestyle is not to live less, but to live more fully.