Your attitude? ( Archived) (27)

Sep 10, 2013 12:34 AM CST Your attitude?
lalasierra
lalasierralalasierralos angeles, California USA178 Threads 82 Polls 1,293 Posts
Which is closer to your attitude towards authority? And why?

A.) To accept and respect authority, even if you disagree?

B.) To be critical of authority and question it, even if it is the unpopular thing to do?
------ This thread is Archived ------
Sep 10, 2013 12:40 AM CST Your attitude?
mcajr79
mcajr79mcajr79Ilion, NY, New York USA5 Threads 1 Polls 81 Posts
Somewhere in the center of the two. It really depends on the situation.
------ This thread is Archived ------
Sep 10, 2013 12:44 AM CST Your attitude?
Antoniacv
AntoniacvAntoniacvWien, Vienna Austria12 Threads 1,431 Posts
Most of times ... B...
Unfortunately I dont have a good attitude torwards authority in any way.

from my parents, teachers , bosses, and I could go on the whole day. lol

Its kinda inmature from me , I know , but I cant help it , its in my DNA or nature or something.

I certainly need a good logical reason to follow an instruction. If I dont think its good enough I wont do it, regardless of the consequences.
------ This thread is Archived ------
Sep 10, 2013 12:47 AM CST Your attitude?
lalasierra
lalasierralalasierralos angeles, California USA178 Threads 82 Polls 1,293 Posts
I'm going to go with "accept and respect authority" for two reasons.

1) I believe the law always wins.
2) I've spent a night in jail.

If you don't respect authority you will pay the price! I don't question authority. That's my experience and my opinion.sir bobby sir bobby sir bobby
------ This thread is Archived ------
Sep 10, 2013 12:48 AM CST Your attitude?
lalasierra
lalasierralalasierralos angeles, California USA178 Threads 82 Polls 1,293 Posts
mcajr79: Somewhere in the center of the two. It really depends on the situation.


wave
------ This thread is Archived ------
Sep 10, 2013 1:08 AM CST Your attitude?
pedalguy59
pedalguy59pedalguy59Burlington, Ontario Canada36 Threads 1 Polls 10,634 Posts
lalasierra: Which is closer to your attitude towards authority? And why?

A.) To accept and respect authority, even if you disagree?

B.) To be critical of authority and question it, even if it is the unpopular thing to do?


Police, Government authority, work place authority, I respect that.
Then there is supreme authority,.......Jewish Mothers. Without question.
------ This thread is Archived ------
Sep 10, 2013 2:26 AM CST Your attitude?
lalasierra
lalasierralalasierralos angeles, California USA178 Threads 82 Polls 1,293 Posts
giggle
------ This thread is Archived ------
Sep 10, 2013 2:48 AM CST Your attitude?
Dedovix
DedovixDedovixBig Place, Central Serbia Serbia19 Threads 1 Polls 4,967 Posts
lalasierra: Which is closer to your attitude towards authority? And why?

A.) To accept and respect authority, even if you disagree?

B.) To be critical of authority and question it, even if it is the unpopular thing to do?

Well, as long as the political establishment makes 10 times the income a garbage man makes,as long as the police beats you instead to take you in politely if you have done something wrong ,as long as there is a government that doesn`t work in the interests of their citizens but in the interest of making a small group richer and more powerful, I will criticize and question
------ This thread is Archived ------
Sep 10, 2013 5:58 AM CST Your attitude?
GUZMAN1
GUZMAN1GUZMAN1BARCELONA, Cataluna Spain83 Threads 57 Polls 7,074 Posts
If there weren't persons who were critical of authority and questioned it, slavery and other injustices would prevail today.
------ This thread is Archived ------
Sep 10, 2013 6:21 AM CST Your attitude?
Jack68
Jack68Jack68faisalabad, Punjab Pakistan117 Threads 44 Polls 4,310 Posts
Here authorities has lost their respect totallycool
------ This thread is Archived ------
Sep 10, 2013 7:44 AM CST Your attitude?
rebel2
rebel2rebel2Alicante, Valenciana Spain9 Threads 8,585 Posts
I dont have a problem with authority generally, but i do have a great problem with the abuse of authority,especially with those that do not deserve to be in that position.
As far as confronting what i consider an abuse of authority is concerned, i wouldnt hesitate,as being popular is not something that is anywhere at the top of my list!wine
------ This thread is Archived ------
Sep 10, 2013 7:53 AM CST Your attitude?
Obstinance_Works
Obstinance_WorksObstinance_WorksManchester, Greater Manchester, England UK3 Threads 1 Polls 6,786 Posts
lalasierra: Which is closer to your attitude towards authority? And why?

A.) To accept and respect authority, even if you disagree?

B.) To be critical of authority and question it, even if it is the unpopular thing to do?


I certainly have a dispensity towards questioning authority from a position of unqualified scepticism(I guess for all the criticism I make of the times we live in, these times are still conscious within me).

But, in my defence, I have the integrity to doubt everything, including the validity of my own doubts... 'Kings will be tyrants by policy when subjects are rebels from principle', these are wise words I remember before thinking about my rights against authority and what is meant by the word freedom. Freedom being a word I rarely use without thinking.
------ This thread is Archived ------
Sep 10, 2013 8:11 AM CST Your attitude?
jac379
jac379jac379pontyclun, South Glamorgan, Wales UK33 Threads 4 Polls 21,245 Posts
lalasierra: Which is closer to your attitude towards authority? And why?

A.) To accept and respect authority, even if you disagree?

B.) To be critical of authority and question it, even if it is the unpopular thing to do?

It depends upon the situation.

A certain train journey I do regularly I have a longish wait inbetween connections. I ususally nip out of the station premisses and do some grocery shopping. One day barriers were being set up used for health and safety reasons to control the influx of passengers after rugby matches in the local stadium.

An official told me I wasn't allowed to go in the direction I needed to get out of the station. The situation was silly at the time as they were just setting up and the stadium hadn't started to empty, but obviously the official had a difficult job to do, a lot of responsibility for the preservation of human life including that of women and children. I decided my supper wasn't worth breaking his concentration and went back to the platform.

On the other hand, when a situation arose where I felt teachers were misusing their authority and not providing an appropriate service for my daughter's particular needs, I challenged that vociferously, the eventual conclusion of which was having her school funding transfered such that she could start college a year under age. She startd to thrive.

Authority takes many forms beyond the police force and legalities can be subtle, or otherwise in their imapct.
------ This thread is Archived ------
Sep 10, 2013 8:15 AM CST Your attitude?
jac379
jac379jac379pontyclun, South Glamorgan, Wales UK33 Threads 4 Polls 21,245 Posts
pedalguy59:
Then there is supreme authority,.......Jewish Mothers. Without question.

dunno Put your coat on, it looks like rain in your prolfile pic.
------ This thread is Archived ------
Sep 10, 2013 9:11 AM CST Your attitude?
Happygolucky4u
Happygolucky4uHappygolucky4uTreasure Coast, Florida USA27 Threads 3 Polls 7,299 Posts
GUZMAN1: If there weren't persons who were critical of authority and questioned it, slavery and other injustices would prevail today.
thumbs up
------ This thread is Archived ------
Sep 10, 2013 9:19 AM CST Your attitude?
lalasierra
lalasierralalasierralos angeles, California USA178 Threads 82 Polls 1,293 Posts
GUZMAN1: If there weren't persons who were critical of authority and questioned it, slavery and other injustices would prevail today.


thumbs up Good point!
------ This thread is Archived ------
Sep 10, 2013 9:24 AM CST Your attitude?
lalasierra: Which is closer to your attitude towards authority? And why?

A.) To accept and respect authority, even if you disagree?

B.) To be critical of authority and question it, even if it is the unpopular thing to do?


B and not unfortunately. Critical does not mean "bad." I believe everything we do should be viewed through a critical eye whether it is at the behest of an authority or not.
------ This thread is Archived ------
Sep 10, 2013 9:26 AM CST Your attitude?
In response to: Which is closer to your attitude towards authority? And why?

A.) To accept and respect authority, even if you disagree?

B.) To be critical of authority and question it, even if it is the unpopular thing to do?


let me add though that I try to treat others with respect always, evem if I do not agree. but attitude towards authority is more like option B, because I do not blindly follow. I seldom follow.
------ This thread is Archived ------
Sep 10, 2013 9:27 AM CST Your attitude?
lalasierra: Which is closer to your attitude towards authority? And why?

A.) To accept and respect authority, even if you disagree?

B.) To be critical of authority and question it, even if it is the unpopular thing to do?
a,bible say it,they will answer,to god.
------ This thread is Archived ------
Sep 10, 2013 2:53 PM CST Your attitude?
hoolet
hoolethooletDenia, Valenciana Spain54 Threads 2 Polls 13,800 Posts
A. except for when it turns into B
------ This thread is Archived ------

This Thread is Archived

This Thread is archived, so you will no longer be able to post to it. Threads get archived automatically when they are older than 3 months.

« Go back to All Threads
Message #318

Stats for this Thread

1,354 Views
26 Comments
by lalasierra (178 Threads)
Created: Sep 10, 2013
Last Viewed: May 14
Last Commented: Sep 2013

Share this Thread

back to top
appassionata: "The Desire"(meet us in the puzzles)