Self discipline is what allows you to say "no" and to resist doing things that might make you happy but are bad for you. Self-discipline is like a muscle; the more you exercise it, the stronger it becomes. However, what is so wonderful about such self-control? Life is short, so why deny yourself the little pleasures and indulgences that make you happy? Self-discipline takes the joy out of life.
Assignment: Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Make sure your point of view (side) is clearly presented. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your readings, studies, experiences, or observations. (I want to see clear backup evidence.)