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1,469 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by Guerrilla

As a child, were you taught to never question authority figures?


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17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 10/30/03 - 4:50:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
To an extent, which is why I question everything else in the world.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 10/30/03 - 4:52:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I was taught not to talk back to authority figures, but nothing about questioning them.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 10/30/03 - 5:48:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, but as I matured I learned that it is perfectly okay, they are there to be challenged-but one must do so with TACT-that's why your parent's don't encourage it at an early age!
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 10/30/03 - 6:16:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
My father taught me all about the "never Question the Authorities". My mother however, told me always question them, though do so in a very respectful manner. To this day I still follow my moms advice, and it has gotten me into absolutely no trouble, and kept me out of a lot of it.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 10/30/03 - 6:41:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
except for science teachers who always told us to challenge everything and anything until our heads blew up!
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 10/30/03 - 6:43:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
I was taught never to question my parents. I gave anyone else hell who tried to yell at me or tell me what to do.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 10/30/03 - 6:48:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think my parents ever taught me to be inquisitive of things. They didn't even really demand for me to keep my mouth shut every time. I was taught, however, to treat authority with dignity and respect.

Now that I can see things from a more adult point of view, I never know when I'm considered to be too inquisitive that I become cynical, or too quiet that I become naïve. I figure that it's more like a guessing game than it is logic.

17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 10/30/03 - 7:11:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
Someone should have told my cousin this. We used to call her "Question Girl" because she would always ask "why?"!
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 10/30/03 - 7:21:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
I was told to obey authority, but I was also taught that authority figures are sometimes wrong. (My parents often disagreed w/ the political views of my teachers, they also didn't like the way we were punished, sometimes anyway)
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 10/30/03 - 7:30:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I was always taught to be really respectful.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 10/30/03 - 7:42:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
I was by my mother, but my dad taught me to question everything.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 11/1/03 - 1:05:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
I was tought to always question authority figures
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 11/1/03 - 1:11:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
I was taught that "because I said so" is an acceptable and reasonable answer, if that counts.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 11/1/03 - 1:15:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
I wasn't really taught either way but i know my parents would rather i question everything than nothing- well, thats the approach i take! i always try to question things in my own mind, and if necessary will question the person tactfully! it makes learning so much easier and more fun if you spend your time looking for holes in their logic, etc!
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 11/4/03 - 6:47:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
i was taught not to question authority... but i did it anyway, and i highly reccomend it, at any age!
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 11/4/03 - 6:51:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
yes, which led to my ignorance
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 12/13/03 - 1:34:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
Kinda, but it wasn't really something that was pounded into us
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 12/13/03 - 1:45:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I was taught not to talk back to my parents, and to always follow the rules. As I grew into my teenage years, I questioned a lot more, but I was respectful about it.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 2/25/04 - 4:40:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I grew up with multiple authority figures. They didn't pay me much mind.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 2/25/04 - 4:41:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
That's why I do it now.

Death to the kkk!

16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 3/3/04 - 4:05:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 3/3/04 - 4:47:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, but I always had a problem with it and I never respected that lesson much...
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 4/9/04 - 9:05:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes... "just do what I told you and dont ask questions."

It never soaked in though.

16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 8/23/04 - 5:07:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, and I unfortunately obeyed that rule perfectly. That's one reason that I'm such a coward and an idiot.
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 8/23/04 - 5:08:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah...my parents wished

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