I have always been under the impression that discipline may not always be strictly thought of as punishment, but often incorporates the notion of punishment. For instance, discipline may just be the forced integration of certain behavior patterns designed to enhance good attributes or behavior. On the other hand, discipline may in fact incorporate direct punishment to reinforce ones attention to details either overlooked voluntarily or sometimes involuntarily. At any means, correct and wise discipline, whether in the form of direction, instruction, or punishment, is always carried out with the intent of changing or fortifying proper behavior before evil consequences can have an evil or detrimental effect that cannot or will not be overcome in the lives of the individuals themselves and others under their influence. What do you think?