A Meditation on Life: Fear of Authority

Is it not patently obvious that obedience is “morality” for children?

… that obedience, unconcerned with doing more good than the rules require or less harm than the rules permit, always holds the adult in me to a lower standard than I would hold myself?

… that obedience, in other words, the “freedom” to obey, is no freedom at all?

That said, I insult my humanity every time I allow the powers that be to tell me the difference between right and wrong.

And so, I have not just the right, but the moral responsibility to challenge the preachers and politicians… to question not only their pronouncements, but also their motives, and by what right they have ordained themselves.

Next Meditation: All the World’s a Stage


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