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lalasierra

los angeles, California USA

Your attitude?
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?
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mcajr79

Ilion, NY, New York USA

Re: Your attitude?
Somewhere in the center of the two. It really depends on the situation.
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Antoniacv Antoniacv

Wien, Vienna Austria

Re: Your attitude?
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.
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lalasierra

los angeles, California USA

Re: Your attitude?
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
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lalasierra

los angeles, California USA

Re: Your attitude?
mcajr79: Somewhere in the center of the two. It really depends on the situation.


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pedalguy59

Burlington, Ontario Canada

Re: 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?


Police, Government authority, work place authority, I respect that.
Then there is supreme authority,.......Jewish Mothers. Without question.
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lalasierra

los angeles, California USA

Re: Your attitude?
giggle
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Dedovixonline today! Dedovix

Big Place, Central Serbia Serbia

Re: 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?

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
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GUZMAN1 GUZMAN1

BARCELONA, Cataluna Spain

Re: Your attitude?
If there weren't persons who were critical of authority and questioned it, slavery and other injustices would prevail today.
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Jack68

faisalabad, Punjab Pakistan

Re: Your attitude?
Here authorities has lost their respect totallycool
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rebel2

Alicante, Valenciana Spain

Re: Your attitude?
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
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Obstinance_Works Obstinance_Works

Manchester, Greater Manchester, England UK

Re: 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?


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.
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jac379

pontyclun, South Glamorgan, Wales UK

Re: 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?

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.
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jac379

pontyclun, South Glamorgan, Wales UK

Re: Your attitude?
pedalguy59:
Then there is supreme authority,.......Jewish Mothers. Without question.

dunno Put your coat on, it looks like rain in your prolfile pic.
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Happygolucky4u Happygolucky4u

Treasure Coast, Florida USA

Re: Your attitude?
GUZMAN1: If there weren't persons who were critical of authority and questioned it, slavery and other injustices would prevail today.
thumbs up
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lalasierra

los angeles, California USA

Re: Your attitude?
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!
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felixis99 felixis99

simplicity, Ohio USA

Re: 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.
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felixis99 felixis99

simplicity, Ohio USA

Re: Your attitude?
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.
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reb56online now! reb56

carthage, Missouri USA

Re: 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.
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hoolet hoolet

Denia, Valenciana Spain

Re: Your attitude?
A. except for when it turns into B
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