“To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.” – bible.com/116/pro.12.1.nlt
Ordinary people tolerate a level of discipline which results in some level of learning. The key word is “tolerate”. They put up with some discipline because they have to. However, those who love disciple also love to learn. They will subject themselves to more and more discipline as to never stop learning. Those people are not common, they are not ordinary, they must be uncommon.
Learning means one of two things:
- There is something you don’t know or haven’t been introduced to and
- There is something you learned or know that’s wrong or incomplete.
The second requires correction and when you hate correction according to Proverbs 12:1 you are “stupid”. Ouch! Unfortunately, normal people hate correction and therefore are subjected to stupid results, but the no-longer-common embrace correction because they love to learn and the results it brings, even if it means correcting something they thought they knew.
Which are you a lover of discipline or correction hater? The answer to this question will determine whether your stupid or not.