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Re: the actual topic

Posted by Dr. Bob on March 22, 2015, at 11:33:26

In reply to Where will you redirect the actual topic Dr. Bob, posted by 10derheart on March 17, 2015, at 0:28:21

> ...of these posts:
>
> yours and my rampant, ongoing, pervasive, condoning of antisemitism??
>
> A special LP board perhaps?

I do see Lou as special, but with being seen as "special" comes the risk of being seen as "other". In what way is he special? I posted recently that I saw him as eternally vigilant. I also see him as questioning authority. Does anybody else question authority?

Google took me to:

> "Question authority" is a popular slogan ... popularized by controversial psychologist Timothy Leary,[1] although some people have suggested that the idea behind the slogan can be traced back to the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates.[2] ... Following the Watergate Scandal ... the slogan became arguably the most accepted form of ideology among baby boomers.[4]
>
> It is intended to encourage people to avoid fallacious appeals to authority. The term has always symbolized the necessity of paying attention to the rules and regulations promulgated by a government unto its citizenry. However, psychologists have also criticized Leary's method of questioning authority and have argued that it resulted in widespread dysfunctionality.[5]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Question_authority

And:

> An employee who challenges your authority disrupts the workforce and negatively impacts the morale within a department or division by distracting other workers from the task at hand. In a small business, a challenge to management's authority is likely to be even more pervasive. Because of the small size of the company, the negative morale will permeate the entire organization quickly, reducing productivity and having a detrimental effect on the business overall. Small business owners must recognize challenges to their authority and act quickly to prevent the behavior from reoccurring.

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/should-manager-say-employee-insubordinate-19091.html

How do you respond to authority? To challenges to your own authority?

I myself do tend to question authority, and when my own authority is questioned, I can feel hurt, and irritated, and impatient, and doubt myself, and challenge the challenger.

Bob


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