Taking on the obedience trait is a personal decision. By choosing to be obedient, one is gifted with trust, respect, and reliability. Honoring and maintaining obedience to God is what motivates me to become the best person I can be. Obedience, in human behavior, is the quality of being obedient, which describes the act of carrying out commands, or being actuated. Obedience differs from compliance, which is behavior influenced by peers, and from conformity, which is behavior intended to match that of the majority.
It is important to enforce obedience young. Children that are rebellious don’t understand the value of having a figure of authority that cares enough to guide them into a positive adulthood. Once a child begins school, they will be forced to deal with rules and consequences. Parents that allow their children to have the upper hand at home and have not enforced rules make teacher’s jobs much more difficult. Disobedient children generally are immature, unruly, rebellious, lacking in manners, and are disrespectful.
The most likely outcome is the self destruction that disobedient people endure. As you get older, being obedient is the inevitable (that is, unless you’re the Queen of England and you’re the Head Honcho making all the rules). The satisfaction from obeying a superior’s orders can be self fulfilling and self disciplining; both of which make for a mature adult. If an adult decides not to follow the rules, laws, or commands of authority, the worst possible outcome is death. Next to that, prison, loneliness, and empty pockets are possible outcomes of being disorderly.
To imagine if nobody followed rules or if rules never existed, I could only envision a world of riot and chaos. More than likely, discrimination and segregation would erupt. What follows could only be an increase in hate crimes, terrorism, murders, robberies, drugs, and sexual and physical abuse. The only thing holding them back would be a guilty conscience or someone in their right mind. Obedience is not an obligation it’s a choice. Being obedient is not giving up your power or opinion, it’s humbling yourself to agree with a superior figure.
It’s allowing yourself to let your guards down and trust that someone else judgements or way of reasoning is better than you own being obedient, respectful, and following orders builds an individuals reputation from others outside point of view. Humans have been shown to be surprisingly obedient in the presence of perceived legitimate authority figures, as demonstrated by the Milgram experiment in the 1960s, which was carried out by Stanley Milgram to discover how the Nazis managed to get ordinary people to take part in the mass murders of the Holocaust.
The experiment showed that obedience to authority was the norm, not the exception The self fulfillment, discipline, and honor one receives in return of being obedient makes it worth while to respect elders and obey laws. Obedience opens doors for success and a well respected life. ” The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. “( Deuteronomy 28:13-New International Version).