The Discipline of Observation
Both the character, Sherlock Holmes and Annie Dillard make a conscious effort to exercise discipline in their favorite pursuits
Sherlock Holmes and Annie Dillard are both great characters in literature and have been linked with the greatest levels of disciplines even in their quest to try to achieve their own dreams. They do get to make sure that as much as they get to be in a tag of war with other people they do not use crude means for them to achieve their dream. The ways they get to take are indeed the best and the most respectful ones at the same time too. Their intention is to make sure that they get to succeed and make it better with time but then they would not like to make things come out in a worse manner and that is the main reason as to why they get to opt for the best means that also do uphold discipline of the highest order as such.
Looking at Annie Dillard’s “Seeing” she starts by explaining how in her life she used to have a great savings culture (Danitorres.typepad.com). She used to hide money on the ground and she would then come later after some days to find it and could not remember anything regarding where she kept the money. To her, she did not opt to destroy the plants but rather she opted to make sure that she then starts labeling the places where she kept the money from time to time. This just shows the effective conscious measures that she used to take during her life to make sure that she does get to maintain her discipline (Danitorres.typepad.com). She was not willing to spoil the sycamore trees all for the sake of money. It is stated that “charity begins at home” and indeed from the childhood of this character she is seen to have always made sure that she is well disciplined and that in anything that she would try to pursue it would be done in the most disciplined manner as well.
From the book “How to think solve problems like Sherlock Holmes” it simply talks about the general life of Sherlock Holmes. The book basically talks about the life of Sherlock Holmes and the manner in which one can also get to reach the same level as the great Holmes. As a writer, he was at his own level and always made sure that he does his things in the most unique and convenient manner possible too (Sherlockian-sherlock.com). He always thought that life is not so hard if one gets to plan it so well; this is the more reason as to why he always made sure that he does nothing more other than planning before thinking of the next course of action as such. To him, planning was basically the most important thing that any human being would get involved in. He stated that life is not what people take it; one can make the right steps and still end up with the best results possible as well (Sherlockian-sherlock.com).
These two characters are great for their own making; their discipline was their key founder and motivation. Most people would take them as role models because they always made sure that they used the right means to achieve the right thing too. Discipline is very important for any artist and any writer and just like these two one needs to make sure that they come out clean and that they also maintain the highest ethical standards as well.
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