“Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem, ” by Erich Fromm

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“Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem,” by Erich Fromm
Summary
Disobedience in the human history began with an act of disobedience, Failure or refusal to obey rules or in authorities and religious faiths. Is this, however, a bad thing? Erich Fromm would argue the capacity for disobedience the condition for freedom. In Erich Fromm’s “Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem,” Mr. Fromm described, People must want obey, instead fearing to disobey.

Erich Fromm starts his argument on the basis that, human history began with an act of disobedience, starting from the myth Hebrew Adam and Eve. There were in the Garden of Eden, they were in the state of harmony, but they broke there tie’s Mother, by failing to follow orders and being disobedient, Came to earth to as human, to start their way to impendence and freedom. They recognized each other as strangers, wanted to go back to the Garden of Eden so dearly, but know it will come with hard work and forgiveness. Through these actions now, many people across the world know it can be very hard work to have individual to search for independence, because Adam and Eve was disobedience. The Geeks also had disobedience, through the action of Prometheus. Prometheus was stealing “fire from the Gods,” causing him not to obey like Adam and Eve causing him to get punished for his disobedience. Prometheus, refusing to ask forgiveness and proudly saying, “I would rather be chained to this rock than be the obedient servant of the gods." Showing the poorest quality, the lowest standard of man in actions and the beginning of history of human kind. Both cases show, acts necessary for humanity’s progression. People of group’s disobedience have reshaped the world many times over, causing humanity to evolve into what it has become today.

Fromm then point out, that humanity has continue to evolve of acts of disobedience, being disobedient to authorities and trying to muzzle new thought, because...
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