The world is slowly but surely moving towards being more democratic and tolerant. This is changing the daily behavior of people all around the world. One specific change seen today is rebellion against discipline.
Discipline today is seen in varying lights, right from the positive, neutral, to the downright negative. The young as well as the old generation simply refuse to comply with norms which don't seem right to them. Unintentionally, this change in daily behavior is springing up quite some uncomfortable but relevant questions. One such question is - Do students have to wear uniforms?
A uniform is today seen as an act of forced discipline and also of being one, with a group. The uniform, in fact, is known to be the epitome of submission, obedience, system, and of course, education.
The uniform was an attire of high standing once, and students must have their chest puffing with pride over the fact that his or her uniform is the cleanest in the class and the smartest as compared to that of the other schools.
This brings to mind, the thought that there is a certain age when the human mind not only accepts but requires systematic discipline.
Modern Thinkers have brought about a change in this thinking. Modern thinking says that the uniform is a cage to creativity and a way of bringing out obedience to the |authorities and the system|, right from an early age. Some also point out that children are at their creative best as well as ready to be moulded into a certain character at a certain age.
Some thinkers have also propagated that students of the different genders should be given a free hand over whether they should come to school wearing clothes, let alone uniforms, to school. These ideas are nothing new, nor are they totally illogical.
For example, the thinkers propagating 'nudist schools', say that if children are exposed to the anatomy of the opposite bodies at a young age, chances are that we may...