Response to Obedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem

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JOHN THORPE
ENG 101: QUESTION # 2 DISOBEDIENCE AS A PSYCHOLOGICAL AND MORAL PROBLEM Clean your rooms, do your home work, go to school and get a good education. These are rules rather than orders that most people are given choice whether it is to obey or suffer some sort of consequence, despite not knowing what the consequence are many may choose to obey the order; however the question is, should we obey all orders that are given to us, despite of our moral of ethnical problem with the order that are ordain to us? Regarding this matter of disobedience as being “a psychological and moral problem” according to the author Eric Fromm, I would like to point out the concept of “autonomous obedience,” which gives us an opportunity to rely on our “own powers and to become fully human,” hence gaining our own knowledge, intellect, independence and freedom by being dictate by our very own “humanistic conscience” that helps and guides us to discern right from wrong and to justify what’s is just and unjust. Just may be the world will be a much better place if we learn to be autonomously obedient based on humanistic discipline, whilst being conscience wise in decision making and being bold enough to face the outcome whether it is good or bad.

To be control and govern by “an institution or men” who rely only upon the power to give vigorous orders and to rule with a vast amount knowledge to intimidate, manipulate and create just and unjust laws to exercise authority and use all sorts of judgment with no ounce of logical thinking. In full grasp of these trademarks one who have not fully grounded in courage and are unsure of their conscience is left with no other choice, but to be submissive and obey, therefore there are no different from a slave who has his rights taken away. Although through the traditional...
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