License to do

Liberty does not and in effect cannot, mean license to do or act as one pleases, regardless of the consequences for others. Liberty is a highly cherished and much valued privilege; it implies that we can go where we like, do what we like, and work as and where we like.  But absolute liberty, like absolute rights, is absolute nonsense, because everyone lives in society and living in society means we have all to observe certain rules and regulations. That is where discipline comes in. Discipline involves a restraint on liberty but it is a necessary and vital restraint in the interest of society. Ever since the origin of man and society, discipline of some kind has been found necessary for both individual and social welfare. Discipline and restraint were  deemed essential in prehistoric times also, and as society has become  more and more complex, the urgency and importance of discipline has  been felt all the more.