Lucas, this is such a thought-provoking analysis! I particularly like the calculated approach in understanding the dichotomy between motivation and discipline. So many thoughts came to mind. Do you think, perhaps, that motivation is the ‘instigator’ of discipline, yet discipline is what will keep the actions sustainable? And you alluded to this, but I wonder if intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivators play a role here? I also appreciated your reflections on ‘discipline as a detachment from self.’ I find that fascinating. I guess if discipline is a detachment from self, motivation is the opposite. So you almost proved your argument even more through your reflection. Anyways, extremely interesting exploration. Thank you for sharing!

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