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Obeying/disobeying authority

posted 2001 by princess

I was really thinking about it..and I was wondering if anyone knew why some people in general obey authority while others do not?????....I really want to hear some in depth responses ppplllleease..

Thanks Ashley*

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CommentRe: Obeying/disobeying authority  ·  posted 2002 by madeline

i've given this question a lot of thought, being that i have a paper due on the subject. i have come to the conlusion that there is no one answer to the question. People obey/disobey authority for many reasons, depending on the person and situation. People obey the laws for moral reasons (Thou shall not kill), for conformity (people are sheep, the majority rules), and for order (who wants to live in a disorganized world?). People disobey for some of the same reasons. As MLK Jr. says, "Sometimes a law is just on its face and unjust on its application." Also, some people want to be the black sheep of the flock, to be different, so why follow the law? "Laws are made to be broken." These are just a few reasons. Hope this helps.

CommentRe: Obeying/disobeying authority  ·  posted 2001 by rich

might have something to do with how you were raised and if you feel like the "system" is set up in favor of you or against you.me myself, i do not beleive you can have people in power over other without corruption.so this "system" does not represent my beleifs therefore i do not feel like im a part of society, but rather here to speak out against it.

CommentRe: Obeying/disobeying authority  ·  posted 2001 by Mona Lisa

Please can i know what was the response of other people for your quest?

CommentRe: Obeying/disobeying authority  ·  posted 2001 by Jimmy

A person who is confused inside and who doesn't love or respect themself cannot love or respect others, or the authority of others.

CommentRe: Obeying/disobeying authority  ·  posted 2001 by princess

perhaps its really all a lack of respect for self..and self confidence

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