If you're being honest with yourself, do you regularly find that you have issues with authority figures?
Most authority don’t deserve the power they have. I do have respect for those that do, however. In my opinion if you don’t know how to use your power properly then you’re no authority at all.
Most authority figures are jerks, so very much so yes.
I was raised to have respect for authority figures.
Yes. I am rebellious to a fault. I hate and love this about myself
Yes most likely because of my absent father
Yes but only when they try to stifle my rights or freedoms
I notice many people here on SOH do. Many Americans do and they don’t even realize it. It’s a very bad habit to have.
Yes especially when most "authority figures" are asshole men.
What about asshole women?
I drift right below the radar, but yes
Id have to say yes...
I used to think I did. Becoming an adult has changed my feelings about authority significantly.
For most people it does. Some people never grow up though.
I don't even care for the fact that you asked this question...
Big time, yes. Many "authority" figures do use their power to throw their weight around, which makes them come across as pompous and arrogant. I'm not of fan of pompous and arrogant human beings.
Since everyone is inherently flawed, NOBODY should be given any authority to rule over anyone else
It depends. Some authority figures are idiots.
If they're incompetent and don't think logically I don't follow them.
I mostly only deal with authority figures in games or group projects, and even then I tend to be the leader of the group. The only time I really have a problem with authority figures is if they're incompetent, like I said above, and if I point out their mistakes in a inoffensive way and they get mad we are definitely going to have a problem. It's always been that way for me. If you're trying to lead a group of people and buckle at the first sign of adversity you probably shouldn't be leading that group of people.
And obviously I would have problems with someone who may not necessarily be incompetent but has terrible beliefs, like a communist leader.
Lol! I've always had issues with authority figures...even my own parents. I'm neither a Follower nor a Leader.
Same here. My Mom says I raised myself since I was about 10 yrs old, despite her efforts. I’d say it was more like 7 yrs old. 😂
Not with most but definitely with some.
Not at all, but I've been blessed with good authority figures in my life.
It depends on the authority figure you are asking about, if it the police or justice system no. If you are speaking of a boss at a workplace, yes;especially if they are unsure of themselves, doesn’t have a grasp on their job and treats others with no respect.
Nah. Only been pulled over 3 times since ibgot my license 4 years ago
No, I have a father in my life.
Not really. Cops leave me alone, I’m white. 🤷🏻♀️
Whiter than you could ever hope to be lol. Eastern European traced back hundreds of years. Does that trigger you? I heard somebody say you’re Italian lol. Hope it’s not Jersey Shore Italian.
Long Island Italian
Shut up slav
How many proofs of Acton’s dictum do you need?
I have a problem when they abuse there power for their own needs and not for the needs of the citizens
Yeaaaah. I'm an army brat. Didn't take long to figure out most people are just blindly following orders full well knowing they are senseless. Being in a position of authority gives you a small pedestal but it's important to remember that we all have personal freedoms and our own power. I can choose to quit my job if my boss is a fool... authority is always limited somehow.
I *am* an authority figure hahaha.
But I don't throw it around whatsoever. I introduce myself by my first name as opposed to my last name + title, I treat everyone with respect, and I understand that a badge and a gun belt doesn't necessarily make me "better" (or worse) than anyone else. Everyone puts their pants on the same way, whether you're a CEO or a 6-time felon.
Results show 50% of atheists. No wonder they can’t believe in God. They just have a problem with authority.
But I feel like there are plenty of religious folks who have a problem with authority due to idolatry...... all humans are flawed, right?
Of course all are flawed (besides me 😉). I didn’t look at all the religions but Protestant was only around 30% I believe
I was wondering when someone would comment on the Atheist results!! 😊
At first I just read this as authorities, as in the police, who I don't have any problems with whatsoever, and then I learned that it was authority figures. I hate authority and the idea that someone considers themselves superior to me is gag worthy
Can’t really think of any. My boss kisses my ass so I don’t walk. Police get the same respect given. And I am an authority figure at work while also not being a power tripping douchebag. Although I do react when someone comes at me with an authority type attitude. Gotta keep that shit inline. Once you show weakness you become a target for authority.
Absolutely correct about weakness!
I don't like authority at all, but I'm able to maintain a façade of respect when face to face.
^ exactly this
Define “issues”. 🤔
I don’t like the decisions of several authority figures make & while I might voice my opinion or question the decision, I respect the decision after that.
No but I’ve recently realized that I don’t like being told what to do.
All the time....which makes my career choice even that much more confusing...
Oh yes. Of the five hazardous attitudes that lead to poor decision making, I only really struggle with one. Anti-authority, pegged at the max. I constantly have to force myself to get past being told to do a thing, or being told not to, because either way my first impulse is to do the opposite.
We need authority figures to maintain order, but that doesn’t mean they have absolute and unconditional authority.