Exercise 2.4

Exercise 2.4 - 2/12/08 WRT 105 Section 0005 Lisa Magnuson...

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2/12/08 WRT 105 Section 0005 Lisa Magnuson Exercise 2.4 In the article “Just Do What the Pilot Tells You” author Theodore Dalrymple focuses on certain people who have problems with authority and the reasons behind why they feel the need to constantly challenge it. He summarizes throughout the article that a system of authority is necessary in order to maintain a safe and well-working society. Opposing this system, some people have “blind disobedience to authority” or “blind obedience to authority” both of which can cause major problems. He explained his issues with this, giving the example of when he was a physician. He sometimes questioned his superior’s judgments, but was unable to speak up because of his respect for authority and ultimately obeyed. Dalrymple states a theory that people who have continuing problems with authority are likely to have been subject to arbitrary discipline from parents in their childhoods. To these human beings, Dalrymple states that, “all human relationships are
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