Before birth, we are subject to experiences. But, once born, everything suddenly changes because the wide world and the warm womb are entirely different environments. The new environment within which we, each, have to make our way is complicated: there are people and things.
That is the first submission. It is ongoing. Some don't like it.
I have encountered more misunderstanding with submission than any other. It is essential to distinguish between:
Society-A regards submission as a corewhich is supported by traditional religious . Society-B never mentions submission, and the prominent is self-assertion, with support from an of capitalism and a of individualism.
However,applies identically in the two societies insofar as members have to to their society's social values and cultural institutions. If they do not, they will find life difficult and, at the extreme, may even become misfits or outcasts. The authentic exercise of virtue may then be problematic, and it is certainly not a way to enable social change.
More: Once you genuinely hold a purpose or value of any sort, you become responsible for it and it should shape what you choose and do. That equates to producing goodness. and is relevant to the present framework for
All organizations need to assign authority legitimately so some members can formally instruct others who must obey. There are organizations that are built around an ethos of an explicit chain of command and the unequivocal requirement to follow orders e.g. the military, the police, ambulance services, nursing, some highly bureaucratized agencies.
Submission based on following properly authorized orders should be viewed as a role requirement i.e. an assertion of requisite work-performance. It was proposed some decades ago, at the Nuremberg trials, that this is not a justification for immoral acts or war crimes i.e. theto takes precedence.
Submission is also commonly associated with informal power relationships where the spontaneous counterpart is dominance. A dominance/submission pattern is the norm in criminal gangs, political life and some close relationships. These are ego-based issues and nothing to do with the topics being examined here.
Political revolt and youthful rebellion may be evidence of justice, peace or truth.when zeal is based on integrity and deep feelings for
The older generation has typically produced or at least tolerated an imperfect society. Too often the young adult inherits a society ravaged by war &/or a criminally corrupted government. Idealism is required even to think about repairing and improving society, and so rebellious attitudes are to be welcomed.
The cause-centred revolutionary similarly builds his life around ideals and values like equality or liberty that have the potential for improving society. to these is worthy of respect.
Degeneration of revolutionary zeal into mindless bloodlust and terror (as occurred in the French Revolution) is something else. Social turmoil commonly attracts psychopaths, psychotics, power-mongers, and lovers of violence for whom goodness are meaningless and irrelevant.and
Originally posted: 29-Mar-2013