"Similarly, children should be disciplined for their benefit. Parents should not like disciplining their children any more than they like having a doctor or nurse stick a needle in the arm of their baby to vaccinate them. But they should still do it for the good of the child."
"My habits of discipline is like my light in a dark room or a compass that I carry with me to guide me out of the thick forest of misguided feelings, daily pressures, and temptation."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.