We Must Obey And Obey Authority

1184 Words Mar 23rd, 2016 5 Pages
We as a society conform to the idea that it is always necessary to obey authority. This is such a normalized function of everyday life, that it has resulted in us losing sight of our own moral convictions. Not every act of this expected obedience is conscious. We have fell into the habit of obeying first and asking questions later. Even worse than that, we have developed a more destructive habit of not questioning authority at all. Our moral judgements have became clouded by our understanding of authority as well as the desire and expectation to conform with others opinions and actions.
From a very young ages we are taught not to question authority. It is instilled in our heads as children that authority figures are always right and that we have no place to believe or say otherwise. This centers children 's main reasoning for obeying and disobeying authority. As children we know that when we obey an authority figure, rather it be a school teacher or a parent, we get rewarded, and if we disobey we get punished. This concept is why children do not question authority. When young children question authority it is often seen as a disrespectful act and even disobedient. Authors for The Cambridge Press, Daniel Hart and Melanie Killen believe this is what allows children to develop their reasoning for disobedience and obedience. Children obey not because they agree or always see their authority figures as superior, but because their acts of obedience propel them away from…
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